Private - JEEP Badlands Backcountry (Sheep Mtn/Sage Creek/Scenic)
Our Jeep Gladiators-Wrangler excursions offer an unforgettable on roads less traveled . . . with bison, deer, prairie dogs and much more. Insider information and history from the area’s most knowledgeable and experienced local guides. Information about the Badlands formation, Native Americans of the region and the early 20th century homesteaders of the plains.
We offer Private tours for couples or groups up to six. Tours are all inclusive: National Park Fees, bottled water, snacks and picnic lunch are included.
When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
- Subs/salads/chips. Guests may bring their own food or beverage. (Twist caps and no glass please.)
- Bottled water
- Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 6 guests per Jeep.
- Gratuities Not Included
Sheep Mountain Table RoadSheep Mountain Table is located on the border of the North and South Unit of Badlands National Park. Sheep Mountain Table Road is a dirt road that is not in great repair . . . but our 4x4 Jeeps can handle it. This road begins just a short distance from the ghost town Scenic. We drive the 5 miles up to the top of the table and stop at an overlook which at one time was a US bombing range observation post. The landscape around this Table was only recently cleared of unexploded ordinances. Fantastic views that not many get to see.
ScenicOnce upon a time upcoming railroad stop - hotels, banks and bars . . . now an empty ghost town.
Sage Creek Wilderness AreaThis is a less traveled area of Badlands National Park with unusual scenery and wildlife such as bighorn sheep, bison, black-footed ferrets and prairie dogs. This area is one of the oldest in the Park and most of the badlands formations have eroded away, and the underlying Cretaceous sediments are more suitable for soil development for the grasslands. Because of this and the Sage Creek running through it, you will find wildlife. Bison, sheep, antelope, deer and more (this is the water hole). The roads are less developed but no problem for our Jeep Gladiators.
Roberts Prairie Dog TownFirst we stop at the Sage Creek Overlook, looking back at the path we have just traveled . . . many think this is the best of all the Park views. We then stop to view the largest prairie-dog town in the accessible areas of Badlands National Park. Other than the mounds of dirt where the prairie dogs have made their homes, the first thing you will likely notice is the high-pitched squeaks and noises coming from the Prairie dogs. Prairie dogs provide habitat for approximately 200 animal and plant species, so keep your eyes open for other wildlife at this pulloff.
Pinnacles OverlookThis is the highest overlook on the Badlands Loop Road, and it offers some of the most panoramic views. This view displays the expanse of the Sage Creek Wilderness area from which you just came. On clear days, the Black Hills are visible on the horizon. Bison might be visible in the distance. This overlook is also a popular spot for Bighorn sheep to gather. This is also a lambing area for Bighorn sheep in late April to early May, so it’s not unusual to see lambs traversing the rocky slopes of the Badlands.
Yellow Mounds OverlookThese strangely colored mounds are the result of an ancient sea draining away and the chemicals from decaying plants turning the soil yellow. They make for a great photo opportunity.
Fossil Exhibit TrailThe Fossil Exhibit Trail is a fully accessible boardwalk featuring fossil replicas and exhibits of extinct creatures that once lived in the area. Just .25 miles long the trail takes you past 75 million years of history and the animals that once inhabited this land.
Ben Reifel Visitor CenterThis is the main facility in the North Unit of the park. You can talk with rangers, explore museum exhibits, check out the Fossil Preparation Lab and there is time to visit the Badlands Natural History Association bookstore.
Wall DrugWall Drug has grown from its humble beginnings in 1931 to a thriving oasis. Many road-worn travelers stop at Wall Drug and leave awake and refreshed, just like they did more than 80 years ago. It wasn't always a thriving business but today it attracts 2 million visitors each year.
No Handshakes - No Hugs - No Offense
If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met,
you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.