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Burning Coal Vein
Burning Coal Vein is a badlands landscape still in the making. Located 15 miles west and north of Amidon, the fire smoldering in the coal layer several feet underground was burning when viewed by the first white settlers in the area over a hundred years ago. Burning Coal Vein has since become part of the Little Missouri National Grasslands natural area with adjoining campground. The underground fire is no longer active, but local landscape features and columnar Rocky Mountain juniper (cedar) bear witness to the effects of the continuous smoke of past years. West and north of Amidon
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Amidon, ND 58620
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Custer Trail Auto Tour
Gold rushes, homesteads, and railroads, setting the stage for conflict. The auto tour is divided into two segments that provide access to portions of Sully's Battle of the Badlands Trail and Custer Historic Trail. The entire tour (approximately 80 miles) can be driven in a single day, but plan on taking 2-3 days, enjoying the area. It's easy to get lost in the Badlands, so watch for directional signs that will keep you on track. South of Medora
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Medora , ND 58645
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Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway
This beautiful byway runs from north of Manning, ND, to Highway 22 through Killdeer to Highway 23, then east of New Town, ND. From the Killdeer Mountains to the deeply entrenched Little Missouri River Breaks and Badlands, this byway provides a unique and enchanting landscape in one of the most scenic areas of western North Dakota. The rich culture and history of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes, paired with the recreation opportunities of the Little Missouri State Park, provides visitors an enthralling adventure in western North Dakota.
701-764-5805 or 701-328-5357
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Manning, ND 58642
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Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway
From Mandan to Richardton, beyond the rolling hills, the buttes, the scoria bluffs and beautiful towns, history is what makes the Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway come alive. The Fort Keogh Trail, the Custer Trail, the Old Red Trail, Highway 23 and finally Highway 10 are all part of this 100 mile stretch of road. All of this takes place within just a few miles of Interstate 94. Take in the breathtaking vistas, enjoy the variety of wildlife and participate in a wide variety of events and activities that make up the Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway.
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Highway 10
Mandan to Richardton, ND 58601
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Located in the colorful North Dakota badlands the Theodore Roosevelt National Park is home to a variety of plants and animals, including bison, wild horses, prairie dogs, and elk. The south unit of the park features more than 80 miles of marked trails, plus countless unmarked trails. Riders are permitted in all areas of the park, except camping and picnicking areas and nature trails. A horse campground is available in the south unit by reservation; back country horse camping is allowed. Horse rentals and guided trail rides are available.
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315 2 Ave.
Medora, ND 58645
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Western Edge Aviation
A full-service Fixed Based Operator with professional, fast and friendly service. Now offering SUV and van rentals along with scenic flight tours. Open Daily 8:00am - 5:00pm. Located 4 miles south of Dickinson on Hwy 22
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11160 42 St. SW
Dickinson, ND 58601
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