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Distance

0.9 miles

Trail Type

Loop

Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

Minimal

USGS Quad Map(s):  Theodore Roosevelt National Park Topo Map

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Painted Canyon Nature Trail (TRNP)

North Dakota

  • Bison along the Painted Canyon Loop in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
  • Vista along the Painted Canyon Loop in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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Notes

Painted Canyon Nature Trail is a very easy kid friendly hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park that rewards with wonderful views. The park says "the canyon looks amazing from the rim, but wait until you experience a hike down into it! Get up close and personal with the rock layers, junipers, and wildlife. Remember, every step down means a step back up on the return." This hike is in the park's southern unit. There is camping available in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Cottonwood Campground is in the TRNP south unit and the Juniper Campground is located in the north unit.

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Contact: Theodore Roosevelt National Park 315 Second Avenue Medora, ND 58645

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