Yellow Mounds Overlook

A small trail proceeds through rolling mounds of striped colors: yellows, reds, whites, browns.
Badlands is an open-hike park, so feel free to explore the features of this overlook and others.

NPS Photo / Serena Rosales

Quick Facts
Wall, SD
Yellow Mounds Overlook is a great place to get a look at older Badlands geology in the form of brightly colored rock layers.

Accessible Sites, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot

This overlook is placed within the most colorful portion of Badlands geology. Yellow, purple, gray, and striped reddish beds display the sequence of Yellow Mounds, the Interior Paleosol, Chadron, and Brule formations respectively, from bottom to top.

Badlands National Park

Last updated: August 12, 2020