We hiked the short, but interesting, Notch Trail in Badlands National Park before moving on to our next destination. It was nice getting down into the formations, and we wished there had been more hikes like this one in the park.
This was a fantastic day checking out the Badlands Loop and seeing Desert Bighorn Sheep, Prairie Dogs, and Bison in addition to all of the amazing overlooks and viewpoints within Badlands National Park. And then the bonus was going all the way to the end of Sheep Mountain Road, where few visitors attempt to travel, and getting to see more outstanding views of the Badlands terrain.
We took a leisurely approach to the first day of our first visit to Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The unusual landscapes were unlike anything we had seen before, and we saw a little wildlife as well.