Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Credit: National Park Service via North Dakota Tourism
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the most beautiful places in North Dakota, with herds of bison, majestic wild horses and a landscape that will take your breath away. Here, you will find great scenery, unique wildlife, relaxing auto tours and quiet areas to hike or have a picnic dinner. A major feature of the South Unit is the paved, 36-mile Scenic Loop Drive with pullouts and interpretive signs that explain some of the park’s historical and natural features. TRNP is one of the best places to readily view the most iconic animals of the West, including bison, mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and wild horses (in the South Unit), longhorns (North Unit), pronghorns, coyotes, bobcats, badgers, beavers, porcupines, prairie dogs, golden eagles, numerous birds and an occasional snake. Bikers will love the Maah Daah Hey trail, a single-track dirt bike trail that runs through the South Unit and up to the North Unit. The park roads follow the contours of the Badlands, allowing riders to fully experience the scenery.