The Badlands of South Dakota

We recently took a trip to the Badlands. Although we had been to the Badlands on several occasions, it's always amazing to see. Our family still travels together at least once or twice a year and we try to take in a national park.

It is very desolate and you can look for miles and see no sign of civilization. 

The park is located in southwestern South Dakota. Our grandsons did the Junior Ranger program in the park.  

It consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spirels blended with grass prairie. 

The wind and water have ravaged the land yet it is so picturesque.

There you will see the largest mixed grass prairie in the National Park System. 

We drove the Badlands loop to take it all of it's beauty and take lots of pictures. There are so many angles to capture of the buttes and spires. 

The erosion of the Badlands reveals layers of different colors: purple and yellow (shale), tan and gray (sand and gravel), red and orangine (iron oxides) and white (volcanic ash). 

Next we will travel on to North Dakota in our adventures to visit all 50 states. Take care - Judy.

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  1. WOW- I have never seen the Badlands- thanks for sharing.

    Now I have Bruce Springsteen's "Badlands" from Darkness on the Edge of Town album stuck in my head. ♫ ♪

  2. What a wonderful trip! The pictures are beautiful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy