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Dakota Badlands and Black Hills

Badlands, Devil's Tower, Wind Cave, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Custer State Park

This 7 day adventure is offered in July and features hiking, camping, wildlife.

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Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Rapid City, SD


This tour features our unique Adventure Bus sleeper coach.


This tour features tent camping and bus bunking. We'll provide the tents and sleeping pads. You'll need to rent or bring a sleeping bag. Contact us for helpful hints on accommodations and flights before and after your tour.


Warm to hot days and cool to chilly nights are typical on this tour.


Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

The hikes featured on this tour vary in length, technicality, and difficulty. 1-7+ miles. Each location has various hiking options, so there is always something for everyone!

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Check out our FAQs.


Price per person: $1350
Returning guests: $1295

$500 deposit required


Dakota Badlands and Black Hills Basecamp

Day 1

Depart Rapid City 2:00 PM...

We’ll pick up you and your fellow adventures in Rapid City at 2PM. We’ll begin our journey with a stop at historic Wall Drug. We’ll continue on to Badlands National Park and visit Prairie Dog Town and several other scenic overlooks before settling in to camp in the park.

Dakota Badlands and Black Hills Basecamp

Day 2

Badlands National Park...

We’ll spend the day exploring Badlands National Park including Notch Trail and Medicine Loop. In the afternoon we’ll drive to camp near Devil’s Tower National Monument after a stop in historic and wild, Deadwood, SD.

Devils Tower.

Day 3

Devil's Tower National Monument...

Devil's Tower was the world's first national monument due to its geological uniqueness and spiritual significance. Hike around the tower through forests and meadows and learn about its importance to the Lakota people.

Devils Tower.

Day 4

Crazy Horse Monument and Mount Rushmore

We’ll spend the morning at Crazy Horse Monument. You’ll be inspired by the monument and the stories behind the making of it. In the afternoon, we’ll explore Mt Rushmore. Tonight we'll camp in Custer State Park.


Day 5

Custer State Park

Hike up Black Elk Peak, the highest peak in South Dakota for views reaching as far as the Badlands! Hike around beautiful Sylvan Lake or take a dip in its refreshing waters. This area is full of unique granite formations and wildflowers. In the afternoon we’ll drive the scenic loop and watch for  bison, deer, mountain goats, prairie dogs, and wild burros roaming the beautiful meadows.


Day 6

Wind Cave

Explore Wind Cave on an underground tour. See the rare boxwork formations on a guided tour. Spend some time in the unique town of Custer State Park.


Day 7

Return to Rapid City

We'll roll back into Rapid City between 10-12 noon.
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