A land shaped by water and time.
Visit this ever-changing land where legends are born. Maca Siku as it was called by the Native Americans is a place of stark scenery, natural serenity and a soul-gripping sense of awe. This is a journey into, and not just a drive through, one of Nature's most remarkable places. There is a short museum visit, plenty of panoramic views, wildlife, short hikes and natural wonders. All this makes for a fun and rewarding day.
This tour is easily customized to accommodate your wishes.
1)Short visit to the Museum of Geology at the SD School of Mines & Technology. This is the research institution that gives us much of our understanding of the geology and paleontology of the Badlands;
2) Drive to the southern side of Badlands National Park and visit Sheep Mountain Table. Here you will experience a remote and unspoiled side of the badlands on gravel roads and very little traffic or human company;
3) Drive to the east gate of Badlands National Park to begin the tour of the Badlands Scenic Byway with your choice of hiking, Visitor Center, wildlife, and photography experiences;
4) Additional stops may be made at Wall Drug, Minuteman Missile Historic Site and the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands Visitor Center on the way home.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: All tours are customized to meet the need and wishes of the guest. We routinely pick up and drop-off in Keystone, Hill City and Rapid City, SD as part of our standard service and price. Alternative locations may be requested and additional charges may apply.
Duration: 9 hours
This tour has a highly flexible start time in the summer months when the days are long. I suggest we leave between 9 & 11 am when daylight is abundant. During the winter months I suggest we leave no later than 9 am.
This tour is conducted in a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV Touring Edition or 2004 Dodge Sprinter touring van. Both vehicles are air-conditioned and offer comfortable rides and large windows.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 USD - Guests supply their own lunch, additional funds will be needed for souvenirs and other purchases.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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I rate John 5 stars as he is an exceptional tour guide and extremely knowledgeable and I certainly will be recommending him to my family, friends and coll