South Dakota

Badlands National Park near Wall South Dakota offers some of the most stunning views of land where almost nothing grows. The Badlands is dull and grey during the day and comes to life only when the sun is about to sett and the low hills burst into color.
Wildlife here is scarce and the animals prefer to keep their distance. Almost all tourists keep to the paved roads and stop at the lookout areas long enough to take a selfie before moving on.
I of course, left the main road and selected a dirt track that was marked on the Park map only after being assured by a ranger that the road was open. My destination was to circle the Badlands within the park boundary and go out to where tourists can only look at from miles away.
The photographs below include some that I took out where few tourists go. It was well worth my time and the damage to the shock obsorbers on my car.