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Great Badlands Hike


Challenge yourself with extended trek into some of the most beautiful and rugged parts of the fossil-rich badlands. Ages 10 and up. Difficult hike: please read "Difficulty Section" below.

The Great Badlands Hike is designed for the adventurous. As you are guided over steep slopes and through coulees you will learn how fossl hunters tackle the badlands in their search for dinosaur bones. You will see how modern plants and animals have adapted to survive in this challenging environment. And you cannot help but locate some dinosaur remains along the way in this, the richest site in the world for late Cretaceous fossils !

(No pets allowed on interpretive tour programs, in the park buses or in public buildings please.)

Price: Adult $29, Youth $19 (ages 10 - 17 yrs)

Length of program: 3.5 hours

Ages: Ages 10 years and up. For safety reasons infants, toddlers and young children are not allowed on this hike. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Difficulty: Difficult - up to 6 km distance. This hike takes place over very uneven terrain requiring good balance and the ability to go up and down steep slopes, sometimes scrambling on your hands and knees. Also note: High exposure to sun as there is no shade available during the hike.

Capacity: 19 people/hike

Wheelchair accessible: No


Be prepared for this hike: for your safety and comfort please bring water, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent. Note footwear restriction on all hikes: participants must wear sturdy closed toe and heel footwear; NO sandals or flip-flops allowed! Also note age restrictions for this hike.

Alternate Program: In the event of rain, wet conditions, unsafe road conditions, slippery badlands terrain or other conditions that threaten the safety and comfort of participants, this program will be cancelled and refunds available. Please check the weather before you come out to the park or phone us at (403) 378-4344 to see if we had to cancel your hike due to wet conditions or rain.

Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 48 hours before the event and receive a refund of their program fee, however the $5 booking fee is non-refundable. Events cancelled by the participant with less than 48 hours notice will not be refunded. Program cancellations may only be done by calling (403) 378-4344.

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