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Isolated and Off-the-beaten Path: Oglala National Grasslands, NE

Leaving Rapid City (see post) for a fall fishing trip in Wyoming, I purposely drove through this isolated northwestern corner of Nebraska to experience one of the largest intact grasslands in the upper midwest.

Here you’ll find the expansive landscape of native Grasslands with forested streambeds and steep, worn, formations created by water and wind erosion on layers of siltstone, and clay. 

Oglala National Grassland is home to some of the most striking badlands formations including the Toadstool Geologic Park.

Toadstool Geologic Park

Toadstool Geologic Park is noted for its unusual geological formations, some in the shape of toadstools, and scientifically valuable fossil deposits.

it’s a barren badlands landscape with various hiking paths through the area.

If you’re ever in this remote corner of the US, it is well worth the drive.

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  1. Been through there on a Model T tour, slow driving and open to smell, breeze and all of nature. Loved it.

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