The Badlands National Park of South Dakota offers a 40 mile loop road through an eroded landscape.
where many pullouts offer viewing of animals and the stratified cliffs. The loop road makes a good option for east west travelers who can leave I-90 and enjoy the Badlands Sightseeing without changing direction.
At the western end of the Badlands Loop road you find the town of Wall and its famous Wall Drug.
Five cent coffee, home made donuts, and acres of memorabilia for the shopper.
The Badlands lies at the southwestern corner of South Dakota near enough to Mount Rushmore, Deadwood, Keystone and Rapid City to put plenty of activity within reach. For Interstate 90 travelers it is a good diversion and with its east west loop road it makes a handy detour while still keeping direction.
A campground and RV park make a good stop: $15 per night.
( $15 Vehicle Entry fee, $10 Motorcycle, $7 biker or hiker)
South Dakota is known for The Badlands, an eroded landscape on the southwestern corner of the State.
The park is a popular stop on the way to Mount Rushmore, Deadwood, Keystone or Bike Week in Sturgis
For Interstate 90 travelers, the 40 mile east/west loop road, Route 240, will be a good diversion.
A campground and RV park make it a good stop: $15 per night.
($15 vehicle entry fee, $10 Motorcycle)
Getting to the Badlands: The nearest large city is Rapid City South Dakota. Air service reaches Rapid City from hubs in Denver and Chicago. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Rapid City, take scenic Route 44 east to Interior and the National Park campground or take Route route 90 east to Wall and find Route 240, the Park entrance and loop road.
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August 2015, Sturgis Rally Dates
August 3 to August 9
Aug. 1 to Aug. 10
The weather is perfect June, July, August but the mid day temperature can reach over 100 f. Cool in May and September, Cold and winter snows October to April Total snow 2 feet per year. June is a wet month. July and August can have thunderstorms with hail.
For Sturgis Motorcycle Week: The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally takes place during the first full week in August. Aug.6-12 2012
By the first Saturday in August the town will be full and riders will be cruising the many sightseeing places in the Black Hills.
|Black Hills SD Sightseeing
The eroded landscape of the badlands gave it its name