Pinnacles Overlook

A dramatic Badlands landscape consisting of layered, jagged rock extending into prairie landscape.
Pinnacles Overlook has sweeping views and faces South, making it a great sunset destination.

NPS Photo / Serena Rosales

Quick Facts
Wall, SD
Pinnacles Overlook is the highest elevation in the North Unit, making it a popular stop on the Loop Road.

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This view displays the expanse of the Sage Creek Wilderness area. On clear days, the Black Hills are visible on the horizon. Bison might be visible in the distance, in the valley below or the upper prairie to the northwest. This overlook is also a popular spot for Bighorn sheep to gather. This is also a lambing area for Bighorn sheep in late April to early May, so it’s not unusual to see lambs traversing the rocky slopes of the Badlands.

Badlands National Park

Last updated: December 15, 2020