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"Door Trail" Badlands National Park Things to Do Tip by Toughluck

Badlands National Park Things to Do: 76 reviews and 179 photos

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The Door Trail provides for access to wheelchairs for the first 600 yd (abt 600 m). For those that are interested, there is an additiona half mile (abt 1km) walk out onto the tops of the canyons. There is no visible trail, only yellow posts about 2-3 ft high (60-90 cm). You can see the next post by standing near the post you can see. This leaves you the choice of various ways to wander out acorss the tops of the canyons.

Note: In summer, check the safety notes and the warning flags. A half hour in August can give you sunstroke or heat prostration without taking proper cautions.

Directions: From the east entrance it's a few miles into the park. From the Visitor Center, go east, past the Cliff Shelf parking lot, through Cedar Pass a mile or two and it's the northend of the parking lot.

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2011
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