NEW YORK — Bypass the overcrowding in Colorado right now and head out of state to these 15 destinations that you can reach in less than 9 hours.
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Distance: 6 hours
Highlights: Badlands National Park — named “Mako Sica” or “lands bad” by the Lakota — covers 244,000 acres of weathered rock, buttes, pinnacles and spires. Visitors take a step back into history with the layers painted onto the rocks by ancient sea floors rising and falling. Here you can see fossils of three-toed horses and saber-toothed tigers.
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