Tons of bison, fields teeming with prairie dogs and badlands formations are found in the Theodore Roosevelt NP, which has two locations separated by about 60 mi. The North unit is more remote and less visited.
The air was smoky when we arrived at the North unit. Park Services were doing a controlled burn on the dry vegetation in the park. We got up and close to the burned ground on the Little Mo Nature trail.
Cannonball Concretion pullout provides an easy access to these interesting rock formations.
We arrived at the South Unit in the evening when the wildlife started to come out to play. I haven’t seen so many prairie dogs in my life. Their dwellings are spread over large areas of prairie.
The bison are numerous as well. They seem so docile and laid back, but I wouldn’t risk getting to close to them. Their imposing size could be very damaging and there are signs throughout the park warning about the wild buffalo.
Wind Canyon trail is a great spot for sunset overlooking the Little Missouri river.