Best Hikes in Spearfish Canyon South Dakota – Top 7

From mountain peaks to gorgeous lakes, massive caves, and beautiful canyons, the Black Hills of South Dakota is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. One of the lesser-known highlights of the Black Hills is Spearfish Canyon. This relatively small but lush canyon is home to some of the best waterfalls in the state. The best hikes…

Hiking White Butte – Summiting the Highest Peak in North Dakota

Hiking White Butte in the southwestern corner of North Dakota is unlike any other lofty peak we have thus far summited. It is a moderately easy hike, achievable by almost every skill level. The journey starts with a drive across the great wide-open plains of North Dakota with very few landmasses or even manmade objects…

Hiking the Black Elk Peak Loop Guide – Summiting South Dakota

Hiking the Black Elk Peak Loop not only takes you to the very top of South Dakota but it is the highest peak found between the Rocky Mountains and the Pyrenees Range in Europe. That is about 1/4th of the circumference of the globe with no elevation that rises higher than the 7,242′ high Black…

Badlands National Park Trail Guide

Badlands National Park protects a beautiful eroded landscape of white, yellow, and red hues covering 244,000 acres. It is a massive sprawling park that is broken into three sections known as the North Unit, Stronghold Unit, and Palmer Creek Unit. Despite its gargantuan size, there are only about 11-miles of maintained trails and every single…

Best Overlooks in Badlands National Park – Top 9

Badlands National Park is a wonderful and colorful eroded landscape. While the park has much to offer for outdoor enthusiasts some of the most scenic spots are found while driving the Badlands Loop Road through the heart of the park. This amazing road cuts through the Badlands Wall, dropping into the valley below, and climbing…

Best of Badlands National Park – Guide to the Top 7 Activities

The term “badlands” conjures up images of a harsh and brutal desert environment. While that can be true they can also be stunningly beautiful places. “Badland” simply refers to an area of land where heavy erosion and soil quality combine to make them bad for farming. You can find them all over the world but…