After an entertaining and unforgettable experience at Cosmos Mystery Area , we headed straight towards Badland National park, the endless stretch of dramatic scenery – layers of sedimentary rocks, revealed by erosion.This scenic wonderland was ruthlessly ravaged by wind and water revealing sedimentary layers of different colors: purple and yellow (shale), tan and gray (sand and gravel), red and orange (iron oxides) and white (volcanic ash).
We seemed to be travelling through some alien landscape. I am sure the pictures will speak for themselves.
We also took a short walk to get a closer look at the formations. They were simply incredible.
After that breathtaking tour through the beautiful Badlands National Park, we headed back to our campsite.
Next morning, we took the wildlife loop along Custer state park. We were lucky to see a herd of bisons grazing at a distance.
From there we headed towards Chimney Rock,a 325-foot tall rock formation with the shape of an inverted funnel that served as a landmark for thousands of early pioneers.
After witnessing a wonderful sunset on the way,we stopped at North platte for the night and the next morning headed back to Chicago.