North Dakota August 08, 2018
The Breathtaking Overlook In North Dakota That Lets You See For Miles And Miles
Feel like you’re standing at the top of the world at one specific overlook in North Dakota. It’ll give you the most breathtaking panoramic view of one of the state’s most iconic landscapes. No matter the time of year, day, or weather, you’ll be blown away by what you see here and you’ll be left with unforgettable memories (and probably a lot of photos). Experience it yourself:
This overlook is located right off I-94 and serves as a scenic view into the Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, North Dakota.
It is called the Painted Canyon Overlook. Not only is it a scenic overlook, it also serves as a great rest stop to get out of the car and stretch your legs with the bonus of it being located in a fantastic place.
You can drive right off the interstate and park at the scenic overlook, no hiking required. Check out the visitors center while you're there to learn about the area and its history.
Visitors center aside, what you're really here for is the view from the overlook itself. There are informational signs there to tell you about it, but you'll barely be paying attention to anything else as soon as you see...
... The beauty that is the badlands. And those badlands seem to go on forever as you look from this vantage point.
You'll easily see why it is called the Painted Canyon Overlook when you gaze upon the striped, colorful formations that make up the terrain. Thousands of years of sediments layering throughout time and then being eroded away slowly reveal the resulting effect, and it is absolutely breathtaking.
These canyons go on and on and fill the horizon completely. They are strikingly gorgeous and worth the trip to see in person, because pictures just don't do it enough justice.
Rain or shine, summer or winter, the Painted Canyon Overlook while always give you a view that could knock your socks off. It's this kind of natural beauty that makes North Dakota so great, and this is the perfect way to experience it.
The Painted Canyon Overlook is located right off of Exit 32 on I-94 about halfway in between Medora and Belfield, North Dakota.
If you love this area and seeing it from a viewing point, you’ll love experiencing it even more within it at
one of the prettiest campgrounds in all of North Dakota.