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greenBlue Big Plateau Trail

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1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

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Descent: -434' -132 m
High: 2,692' 821 m
Low: 2,258' 688 m

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Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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A straight trail across a plateau atop the badlands that traverses a prairie dog town and has amazing views.

Ricky Holzer

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This trail travels between the Maah Daah Hey Trail and the Ekblom Trail across a giant plateau on top of the badlands in the wilderness of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Nearly the entire length of the trail traverses a prairie dog town, and these cute little animals will bark and scurry into their tunnels as you pass through. The two ends of the trail are steeper and the middle is very gently sloping. There is absolutely no shade, so bring lots of water and wear sun protection.

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Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

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Jun 28, 2019
Myndi Timothy Clements
We didn't go the whole way since kids along - just to the prairie dog town on the top. Views from the top were amazing! Had to cross the Little MO. 1.9mi — 12h 00m
Sep 17, 2018
Ricky Holzer
So many prairie dogs!
Jul 30, 2018
Steve Dietz
Jul 14, 2018
Justin Holstein
Jun 10, 2018
Darsha Maxson

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in North Dakota

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