Sage Creek Wilderness From Pinnacles Overlook
October 3, 2020
The Pinnacles Overlook within Badlands National Park located in South Dakota has sweeping views facing South ... as shown in this scenic view of Sage Creek Wilderness area and beyond. On clear days, the Black Hills are visible on the horizon. Bison might be visible in the distance, in the valley below or the upper prairie to the northwest.
This overlook is also a popular spot for Bighorn sheep to gather that they use as a lambing area in late April to early May. So, it isn’t unusual to see lambs traversing the rocky slopes of the Badlands.
The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient horses and rhinos once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Serena Rosales.