The Badlands National Park is one of the most popular parks in the country. It has very rugged terrain formed over millions of years as the inland sea disappeared and left large mud deposits which in turn over thousands of years has slowly eroded into what is seen today. It is estimated that in another 500, 000 years most of what is seen today will be gone.
You can see the park by car, bike or on foot. With many trails and paths, you can do a lot of hiking. But with the difficult terrain, heat and snakes, you need to be well prepared for any long hikes.
Since it was closing in on 90 degrees, we opted for mostly a drive view of the park with only short hikes. It is an amazing place. I hope the pictures give some idea of the place.