We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Do it and by all means, don't forget your camera!”
Review of Loop Road

Loop Road
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Main route through Badlands National Park.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

The loop road was the only view allowed when coming through the Badlands in October, returning from Colorado. The National Parks had been shut down due to the Feds budget situation and the loop road was really the only way to see the Badlands. I believe the appeal of Badlands National Park is the defiance in its terrain. It remains untouched by man and on a planet where humanity has lost humanity in its approach to the environment, it is amazing to see a world where man cannot ... dare not? .... build to claim it somehow. It is beautiful in its own way. It will not be for everyone. But if you experience it and find yourself a year or more later, going back through, and your admiration is regenerated, you may be like those of us who keep going back. If you want to see the beauty in sunsets and/or sunrises in the Badlands, make sure you check out CIRCLE VIEW RANCH B&B or the CEDAR PASS Lodge. It well be worthwhile to see either the beginning or the end of the day in the Badlands.

Thank Wis_Traveler_Susan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,533)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,131 - 1,135 of 1,533 reviews

Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Wow! Snowy day here in the badlands but more majestic than ever. This is a definite must visit for all. It's like visiting another planet. Also stopped at the visitor center. Very well done and the rangers were great. Don't miss the Badlands!!!

Thank New2Colorado
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Wonderful scenery! This is a must see! The cost is $15.00. It is worth every cent.

We saw big-horned sheep and a lot of prarie dogs.

Thank Lisa W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

You've gotta go visit the loop road. We went when it was cold, drizzling rain, cloudy.... but who cares? Saw bighorn sheep that were only 30 yards away... mule deer that were only 15 yards away... views, more views and more views.

This is a superb drive and well worth it!

Thank Ross S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Drive either at sunrise or sunset to get the effects of the wonderful colors along the badlands formation. Take the less travelled route to see buffalo from a distance and Prairie Dogs along side the road. We even saw some female bighorn sheep on the rocks at 6:30 in the morning.

1  Thank JAMES V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Loop Road also viewed

Badlands National Park, SD
Badlands National Park, SD
 
Badlands National Park, SD
Badlands National Park, SD
 

Been to Loop Road? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing