Badlands Ruggedness - Badlands National Park, South Dakota

It is often hard to explain the landscape of the Badlands. I had seen photos of it over the years, but it wasn't until I set foot in this national park that I truly saw it. The diversity of rock formations range from jagged peaks to erosion-carved rock. The park has one main road that runs 31 miles from end-to-end. Every curve in the road brings you to a different type of scene. The road follows  a portion of the famed 100-mile "Wall" that acts as the spine of the park. If you were driving along Interstate 90 in South Dakota, you drive somewhat parallel to the Wall, but you would never know it because the landscape is relatively flat. I am sure many don't realize that if they headed south, they would be seeing a landscape that they might think was on another planet.