Badlands Overlook

A view of colorful buttes under an overcast sky, with sunlight just breaking through
Badlands Overlook

NPS Photo/L. Thomas

Quick Facts
South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Scenic View/Photo Spot

The views of the Little Missouri badlands are spectacular from anywhere in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but one of the best vistas awaits at Badlands Overlook. Located at the end of the South Unit Scenic Drive, Badlands Overlook offers a panoramic look at the broken and rolling badlands spread out below. Perfect for watching the sunrise or picking out elk or bison wandering through the buttes, Badlands Overlook makes for a great destination on a visit to the South Unit.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Last updated: November 7, 2021