South Dakota Trails

South Dakota is covered mostly by the Great Plains, while the western part of the state is comprised of flat-topped, steep hills called buttes. Here, the Black Hills, which rise about 2,000 to 4,000 feet, extend into Wyoming.

South Dakota is home to Badlands National Park — a stunning geologic wasteland that sits in the state’s southwestern corner, hidden away from just about everything man has made.

Castle/Medicine Root Loop, Badlands National Park, SD

Follow BP Field Scout Korey Peterson's two-day route through the Dakota Badlands.