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The top 10 national parks for horseback riding

Badlands National Park

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is the true explorer's dream, and riding horseback is perhaps the best way to navigate the 64,000 acres of rugged landscape. There are no designated maps, so park officials recommend bringing along a topographic map and a compass. Though their namesake comes from early opinions on the level of difficulty of travel through these lands, the beautiful badlands of South Dakota call to the hearts of adventurers worldwide.