Badlands National Park

Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/f46ebdc3ca0257f49401b221d537aab5">Jordan Allen</a>, Tour Manager, North America</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/north_america/Jordan_Allen/New_Photos/DSCF7367.JPG" class="rightwise" title="badlands national park" alt="badlands national park" /></p> <p>Badlands National Park is a vast and beautiful landscape of sedimentary rock, sand, and soil that has been eroded by wind and water. Native grasses grow in and around the formations with their brilliant colors that range from red, orange, and yellow to purple, brown, and white.</p> <p>This uniquely contrasting landscape reminds you that you are in the scenic state of South Dakota. Interpretive walks at roadside stops throughout the park inform the visitor of the geology of the region, as well as highlight the abundant wildlife that have called the Badlands home for thousands of years.</p>