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Staying At Cottonwood Campground In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a popular national park in North Dakota. This year we had the opportunity to visit the south unit of the park for a few days and stayed in Cottonwood Campground. Cottonwood Campground is the South Unit’s only campground located about 5 miles from Medora, ND. Odd-numbered sites are reservable from […]

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Hiking The Lower Paddock Creek Trail In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Lower Paddock Creek Trail is a 7.2-mile out-and-back trail located in the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The hike starts at the Halliday Well Trailhead located off a gravel road that branches off from the scenic loop drive.   Hikers will travel upstream in the Paddock Creek watershed gradually gaining around 400 […]

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The Wild Horses Of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

I’ve explored numerous national and state parks, witnessing herds of bison freely roaming. However, it was at Theodore Roosevelt National Park that I first encountered bands of wild horses enjoying their freedom.   Theodore Roosevelt National Park stands out as one of the rare national parks where visitors can observe these groups of free-roaming horses. […]

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Hiking Wind Canyon Trail In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Wind Canyon trailhead is located off the scenic loop drive approximately 10.5 miles into the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.   This is a short but steep 0.5-loop trail with around 55 feet of elevation gain. The trail stretches out along a high bluff overlooking the Little Missouri River. A majority of […]

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Hiking The Boicourt Trail In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Boicourt Trail is located approximately halfway along the scenic loop drive in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It’s a short and easy hike that should not be skipped during your visit to the park.   This 0.2-mile out-and-back paved, accessible trail provides views of the park’s impressive badlands. If you want […]

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Enjoying The Skyline Vista Overlook In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The Skyline Vista overlook is near the beginning of the scenic loop drive in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It is one of the first views visitors experience of the park.   This 0.2-mile out-and-back accessible trail provides views of the Little Missouri River, the western horizon, and the surrounding badlands. Since […]