Winding Roads through the South Unit

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota USA

Add this to your road trip through North Dakota for beautiful scenery and a chance to get out of your car and stretch your legs! A 36-mile detour off of the I94 will take you through the entire south unit loop of the park. This paved loop leads you through a beautiful portion of the North Dakota badlands. Taking your time - in about 1.5-2 hours - you may see bison, prairie dogs, short hiking trails, and generally traffic-less roads. Also, just off the interstate and outside of the national park, the Painted Canyon rest stop provides amazing panoramic views of the badlands.

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  • 36-Mile Loop
  • Hoodoo Squatting
  • Breath of Fresh Air
  • A Beautiful Detour
  • A Bison Spotting
  • Prairie Dawg
  • Traffic-less roads
  • Badlands of North Dakota
  • [No] Dogs Allowed
  • Hoodoos
  • Badlands Overlook
  • The South Unit
  • Painted Canyon

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