December 17 Road Closure Near Visitor Center
December 17: Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) will be temporarily closed at Cedar Pass for emergency repair work. The closure is expected to be in place for two to three weeks, weather dependent. An alternate route to access Interstate 90 will be posted. More »
Badlands National Park Official Map, includes major roads, overlooks, entrance gates, and other locations within the park
Cedar Pass Area/Trail Map, denotes location of developed trails, Ben Reifel Visitor Center, Cedar Pass Lodge, and campground facilities
Badlands Region Map, includes location of the park in relation to other National Park Service sites in the region
Did You Know?
The yellow and red layers in the badlands formations are fossilized soils, called paleosols. Fossil root traces, burrows, and animal bones found within the soils provide scientists with evidence of environmental and climatic changes that occurred in the badlands over time.