The Painted Canyon Overlook at Theodore Roosevelt National Park was our first and main stop on day two of our Bozeman, Montana road trip. We arrived earlier in the morning so it was not crowded, and it was absolutely beautiful. Dogs are allowed on the walkways and the parking area. Of course, the sign makes for a fun photo opp!
We had not heard of this place, but Mom isn’t into studying up on the parks, but she loves to go with a guide, thus we have our navigator along on the big road trips. These are the Badlands of North Dakota. Madison and I went to the South Dakota Badlands on our Wyoming trip.
A lot of our photos look more like paintings, I guess that is where the name painted canyon comes from!
Olivia and Nelson are pretty daring and don’t mind sitting on a ledge. Mom says it isn’t dangerous because it just drops a couple feed to a flat area. Still, I do not like that kind of situation.
Here is another beautiful view of the painted canyon.
I enjoy taking in the view from a nice, safe bench. Despite not liking car rides and road trips, it is fun to see new places once you are there and out of the vehicle.
Mom takes a lot of photos, so I am sprinkling them in among other things in our post today. Here is another one of the canyon.
Taking a walk on one of the many trails would be fun but Mom is terrified of snakes. It is still the warm time of year, so snakes may be out. We decided to just stay in the parking lot area for most of our visit.
Olivia likes to be up high looking out over the whole area. She is kind of a daredevil.
This is another of the views from the Painted Canyon Overlook.
I am not used to places like this since I haven’t traveled much in a long time. The fence is a great place to put up my paws so I can see out over the canyon.
We didn’t spend a lot of time at The Painted Canyon but it was well worth the time we did spend. If you are driving across North Dakota on I94, it is definitely worth a stop at exit 32! It’s also a good place for people and pups to get out and stretch their legs a bit.
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.