Cliff Shelf Nature Trail

Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

Cliff Shelf Nature Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An interpretive trail along an ancient cliff shelf that collapsed long ago from the imposing cliffs above."

Cliff Shelf Nature Trail Trip Reports

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7/16/2008
Very nice trail. This is a quick pull off spot with an easy to follow trail. Stairs involved but not a hard walk and a very neat path through some shade giving junipers. This loop provides nice views of both the prairie and some badland peaks. Benches are placed in shaded areas and are great spots to stop for bird watching.
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10/12/2007
If you are planning just to drive through the Badlands, at very least this is the one pull-off you should make and follow the trail up and back down for some spectacular sights and breathtaking views, especially at "magic hour." Just do it!
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Trail Information

Rapid City
Nearby City
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Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Badlands National Park
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