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Badlands Spur

Easy/Intermediate

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1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 39' 12 m
Descent: -115' -35 m
High: 2,430' 741 m
Low: 2,354' 718 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Connects the Lower Talkington Trail and Lower Paddock Creek Trail allowing for a large loop.

Karen Ryberg

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

A singletrack dirt trail. The main attraction of this trail is that you can use it to connect to the Lower Talkington Trail and Lower Paddock Creek Trail or the Lower Talkington Trail and Upper Paddock Creek Trail to run large loops in the park.

There is no separate parking area to access this trail although one could access it from the paved park road. It does have some beautiful badlands vistas that not many park visitors see.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, bison, and wild horses.

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Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

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#3

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#5

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Enjoy this dramatic view along the Badlands Spur.
Apr 27, 2017 near Medora, ND
Rolling grasslands as a storm lurks in the distance
Jun 9, 2017 near Medora, ND
Clouds form over the Badlands Spur at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
May 25, 2017 near Medora, ND

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