Sunset In Badlands National Park
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"Sunset in Badlands National Park, South Dakota" by Catherine Sherman.
South Dakota Highway 240 winds past the Yellow Mounds towards the brilliant sunset in Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota.
The park protects 242,756 acres (379.3 sq mi; 982.4 km2) of sharply eroded buttes and pinnacles, along with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The National Park Service manages the park, with the South Unit being co-managed with the Oglala Lakota tribe.
Sinuous roads pass by dramatic multi-colored layered rock formations, steep canyons and tall spires. Bison, bighorn sheep and prairie dogs live in the grasslands.
South Dakota Highway 240, also known as the Badlands Loop, is a 40.033-mile-long state highway located in the southeastern part of Pennington and the northwestern part of Jackson counties of the southwestern part of the U.S. state of South Dakota. It travels through the eastern portion of Badlands National Park.
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September 13th, 2019
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