The Best Outdoor Activities in North Dakota

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Drive the Scenic Loop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota / Scenic Loop Drive

Imagine you have been driving for hours through North Dakota. The landscape is uncompromisingly flat and there isn't so much as a tree to obscure the horizon in any direction.

Joe Whitson
91 Saves

Hike up Buck Hill, Theodore Roosevelt NP

North Dakota / Buck Hill Trailhead

Buck Hill is a popular stop on Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Scenic Loop Road.

Joe Whitson
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Hike to White Butte

North Dakota / White Butte Trailhead

Standing at only 3,506 feet on a good day, White Butte in Amidon, North Dakota, isn't going to be the greatest peak you ever conquer, but it will definitely be a memorable one.

Alex Anderson
45 Saves

Drive Scenic Route to Oxbow Overlook

North Dakota / North Unit Visitor Center

Theodore Roosevelt was undoubtedly the tip of what would become an ever-flying spear of the United States' conservation movement.

Mike Quine
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Camp at Cottonwood Campground in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota / Cottonwood Campground

Nestled right along the Little Missouri River, Cottonwood Campground offers 76 camp sites (including pull-through, back-in, and walk-in sites).

Kelley Dodge
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