- 13.7 miles (22 km)
- An hour, if you're relaxed.
- There are entrance fees and camping is usually $10-$20 per night.
This 13.7 mile scenic loop within the Theodore RooseveltNational Park gives access to superb camping, backpacking,birdwatching, hiking, and horseback riding. You can drink inexhilarating vistas from the Riverbend Overlook, which is a shortwalk from a parking lot. You can also canoe and kayak the LittleMissouri, which follows the route.
This park was named after President Roosevelt because he attributedmuch of his political motivation to the experiences he had in NorthDakota parks.
Regarding Roosevelt and this park, the National Park Service sitesays, "Here in the North Dakota badlands, where many of hispersonal concerns first gave rise to his later environmentalefforts, Roosevelt is remembered with a national park that bearshis name and honors the memory of this great conservationist.Theodore Roosevelt National Park is in the colorful North Dakotabadlands and is home to a variety of plants animals, includingbison, prairie dogs, and elk."