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Experience Western North Dakota.

theodore roosevelt national park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park lies in western North Dakota, where the Great Plains meet the rugged Badlands. A habitat for bison, elk, and prairie dogs, the sprawling park has 3 sections linked by the Little Missouri River. The park is known for the South Unit’s colorful Painted Canyon and the Maltese Cross Cabin, where President Roosevelt once lived. The Scenic Loop Drive winds past several overlooks and trails.

Maah Daah Hey Trail

The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 144-mile non-motorized single track through the Badlands of North Dakota. It is at times rugged, challenging and relaxing, and always amazing. International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has designated the hiking, biking, and horseback riding trail as EPIC, meaning it’s one of the top mountain biking trails in the United States. The Maah Daah Hey Trail System has also received a 2022 Bicycling Travel Award as Best Hidden Gem in the United States.

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little missouri national grassland

Little Missouri National Grassland

Home to White Butte, North Dakota's highest point, the Little Missouri National Grassland is located in western North Dakota, USA. At 1,033,271 acres (418,150 ha), it is the largest grassland in the country. Enclaved within its borders is Theodore Roosevelt National Park, which is managed by the National Park Service (and therefore not included in the preceding statistics). The Little Missouri National Grassland was once a part of the Custer National Forest but is now a part of the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, a National Forest unit consisting entirely of National Grasslands. A predominant feature of the grassland is colorful and beautiful badlands and rugged terrain extensively eroded by wind and water. It is a mixed grass prairie, meaning it has both long and short grass.

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