Heading east from Rapid City on SD Hwy 44, you’ll cruise through rolling prairie of the Cheyenne River Basin, across the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands and into the north unit of Badlands National Park
. Here you’ll turn onto Loop Road (SD Hwy 240) and wind through 25 miles of eerie palisades and parched basins that preserve the world’s greatest fossil beds of animals from the Oligocene Epoch. You won’t find another cruise this good, in a land this bad.
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