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greenBlue Cliff Shelf Trail

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -63' -19 m
High: 2,673' 815 m
Low: 2,611' 796 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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A short loop trail winding through a juniper forest.

Tom Robson

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Family Friendly A short, easy loop trail with views of the surrounding badlands.

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Description

This loop follows boardwalks and climbs stairs through a juniper forest perched along the Badlands Wall. After rains, a small pond occasionally exists and draws wildlife such as deer or bighorn sheep.

Flora & Fauna

After rains, when the ephemeral pond is present, you might encounter deer or bighorn sheep along this trail.

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Check-Ins

Jun 24, 2019
Leslie Grause
Jun 3, 2019
Dustin Muir
9h 30m
Jun 2, 2019
Ryan Gillikin
20h 38m
May 23, 2019
Katie C
Saw mountain blue birds, Orchard Oriole, red breasted nuthatch, blue-gray gnatcatcher.
May 16, 2019
Elissa Covey
Oct 21, 2018
Brian Ertl
Oct 11, 2018
Greer Vogl
Sep 7, 2018
Hannah Leidall

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 13 votes

#6109

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  3.9 from 13 votes
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#25

in South Dakota

#6,109

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