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Established in 1978, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a United States National Park comprising three geographically separated areas of badlands in western North Dakota. The park was named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who owned and worked for a few years on a ranch now preserved in the park. The park covers 110 square miles (285 km²) of land in three sections: the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch. The park's larger South Unit lies alongside Interstate 94 near Medora, North Dakota. The smaller North Unit is situated about 80 mi (130 km) north of the South Unit, on U.S. Highway 85, just south of Watford City, North Dakota. Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch is located between the North and South units, approximately 20 mi (32 km) west of US 85 and Fairfield, North Dakota. The entire park is contained within the Little Missouri National Grassland, and the Little Missouri River flows through the park. The Maah Daah Hey Trail connects all three units.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible Views. VERY windy!! lol.

Full disclosure: I did not hike the entire trail. Conditions were slick and my boots are just about ready to fall apart. But nonetheless this was a great hike that really did give you the feel of getting into the park. Would love to go back under different circumstances.

Hiked for 4 days and never saw another person on the trail!

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail, very nice scenery

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing view !!!

Nice stroll into the canyon starting at near the visitor center. This will give a flavor. Recommend the nearby 4.2 out-and-back just to the east of the visitor center. You'll likely see bison over there.

Had beautiful weather and did not encounter another person. Loved the scenery and saw a few buffalo. Well marked and easy to navigate.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic hike that not many other people enjoy. My first creek crossing would have been harrowing but I followed an animal trail and dipped into the creek at this point. Since it was late in the season the creek was very shallow and dry in areas and I was able to walk the creek bed and come out easily. Glad I didn't do this in the mud!

hiking
3 months ago

Did about 10 mile stretch between MM 60-70. Very well marked. Gorgeous scenery. Absolute serenity- I never saw another person. I was lucky to be there while it was dry. In wet weather, the mud would have made it a very different hike for me!

Just did a small portion of the south loop due to time constraints. Beautiful area, cool petrified wood.

Very easy, great views.

Beautiful views of the canyon. Seems very steep on the way down and we were a bit worried about having to hike back out, but it was honestly very manageable. Bring some water and give yourself time for breaks to catch your breath and enjoy the views

Very cool thing to see. We started off going to the south loop but shortly along the path a big bison came up along the trail blocking our way. We waited a while but ended up turning around and going north. This was a gorgeous part of the loop! It was quite chilly and windy.

walking
3 months ago

Pretty views of the canyon and river. Nice way to get a birds eye view of some very cool landscapes. Very manageable walk with inclines.

Stunning views! Saw two large herds of bison. One young bull gave us a bit of a scare even though we stayed very far away (at least 200 yards) but be aware of your surroundings for sure. Also saw a gorgeous herd of 7 wild horses, a coyote, and tons of prairie dogs. The creek crossings were a bit tricky and we cut off the last 0.2 as we didn’t see a way to cross without getting soaked. Absolutely stunning and worth it!!

This one was by far my (and my wife's) favorite of the short trails in TR South. Beautiful views out across the rolling green hills below. We went to the end of the point and sat there and "grooved" on the land.

Great views

Outstanding trail and petrified forest was amazing. Dear lord I sound like Donald Trump.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice views of the Little Mo

hiking
3 months ago

Full disclosure my wife and I only hiked to the prairie dog town and back. Good prairie views and of the concretions, and of course the prairie dogs.

hiking
3 months ago

The higher elevation parts are the best. Saw just a few people and was glad because at one point I thought we lost the trail. Hiked with Donna Tomlinson.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views at sunset!

Super easy & beautiful walk out to the remnants of the Old East Entrance. If this is at the end of your scenic loop (depending on which way you drive) it’s a nice way to stretch your legs and get up close to some prairie dogs!!

Loved this hike, Wind Canyon is beautiful! The fall colors just setting in against the light colored rocks. The red grasses were my favorite! You must see the sunset from there!

Super short hike but very well worth it to see the overlook.

Very pretty hills and mud formations.

Nice view. Interesting rock erosion.

Wonderful trail that lets you see everything the park has to offer in about three hours. We started on the nature trail and it was fun to learn all the diffrent plants and rock formations so we could point them out as we went. It goes from the valley floor to high ridgelines and has great views of the river. There was even wild buffalo right on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

It's a short walk from the road and it has stunning views of the valleys below. We saw several different groups of bison and mule deer from the high point at the end of the trail

Very good nature trail, the guide at the start of the trail was very informative and I learned a lot. Also had spectacular views

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