Colorful Scenic View Of The Badlands
April 26, 2021
A colorful scenic view of Badlands National Park from the Norbeck Pass ... a geologically and ecologically significant transition zone between upper and lower prairie environments, separated by the famed Badlands Wall. The park’s scenic road curves gracefully through the Norbeck Pass, as it squeezes in between sharp cliffs of eroded rock.
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.