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Old 07-09-2008, 10:12 AM   #1
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Is the road thru the Badlands National Park (Rte 240, I believe) suitable for a MH ? Are there places to pull off and walk/hike ?
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Is the road thru the Badlands National Park (Rte 240, I believe) suitable for a MH ? Are there places to pull off and walk/hike ?
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There are some fairly steep and winding sections.

I suggest taking the toad only as you will be able to stop at more places.

Lots of pull offs and trails, and boardwalks.
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Hi Geri and Jim,

I've just come on line after traveling for more than 5 hours up and down the Badlands NP loop. It's two lanes an and awsome road.The paved portions are perfectly acceptable for MH's /toads. There are many pullovers and scenic overlook areas to get out and enjoy but many folks just "Pull over" anywhere too. I remeber thinking that I was glad I was in the toad because it would have been a tight squeeze with the MH.I agree with Route 66 in that you would have a better time if you could use the toad only. There are at least four areas with steep winding climbs as well as the downgrades that might give you a workout. I would also warn you that the "Sage Creek Rim Road" is unpaved and is a bit bumpy. Thats where the Bison were this morning. It's absolutley worth the time and I'm still stunned at the beauty of the area. I deceided to stay in Wall, S.D. (ext 110 US90) broke the rig, did the Badlands and tonight I'm going to finally figure out "Where the heck is WALL DRUG."
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while out there be sure to go thru Custer State Park. Use your toad on Needle Highway as the tunnels are extremely narrow (my dually barely made it thru one of them). Once you are off Needles Highway and driving thru the park, don't be afraid to take the non-paved roads (if I remember correctly they are marked with dotted lines on the map). That is where you will see all of the Bison, Elk and Antelope.
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Thank you for the great response. We will camp up on I-90 and explore with the Toad.
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Okay K-star,
We're leaving Deadwood tomorrow morning headed down to Keystone / Mt. Rushmore / Custer area. Thanks for custer Info. Had already planned to "Toad it" through there but you confirmed wisdom of it. Deceided to spend a couple three nights there. Figured 1 for Mt. Rushmore, 1 for Custer and one for DW's cowboy supper show fetish. Anybody done one of them?
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