Badlands National Park

July 27-29, 2017

We had previously visited the Badlands but only from the road! This time we had the opportunity to get on to a trail before getting back on the road. 

Our first day, we did several short hikes, including out to The Notch Trail which had the absolute best set of stairs.


The views from the Scenic Drive were great, too.


There were bighorn sheep and prairie dogs.

The views were fabulous, even if you didn’t get far off the road. 

We got up early and made it on to the Castle Trail before it got hot. The early rise was totally worth it!


Next stop: Devils Tower National Monument