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Little Missouri National Grassland Scenic Highway Road Trip

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31.8 miles: 0 hours, 26 minutes
The byway, bisected by the meandering Little Missouri River, takes you past long and short grass prairies, canyons and rock formations. I-94 runs along the southern border of Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s South Unit offering views of the badlands’ jagged peaks and steep-sided troughs, inhospitable territory that proved daunting to 19th-century pioneers.
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31.8 miles: 0 hours, 26 minutes
Gently winding I-94 offers breathtaking vistas of southwestern North Dakota’s mostly rugged terrain. Traveling west through the Little Missouri National Grassland, prairie flatlands quickly rise up to form buff-colored buttes and canyons of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park alive with yellow, orange, rust and violet hues. Painted Canyon’s luminous visual effects are loveliest at sunrise or sunset.