Posts in category Outdoor Adventure

It’s a National Park Week

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Come explore North Dakota’s only National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park FOR FREE!

Get off the beaten path and get dirty in TRNP for FREE until April 24!

Your kids can become Junior Rangers and the whole family can take guided ranger hikes!

Remember, this year we celebrate the Centennial Celebration of the National Parks System. Get out and explore our Nation’s parks — and start with North Dakota’s only National Park.

Want to create your own TR National Park adventure?

Start by hiking these 5 great trails and snap away at these great photo locations!

Medora Named Mountain Bike Capital of North Dakota

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51 Capitals Picked by Popular Mountain Biking Website

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with the organizers of the Maah Daah Hey 100, are pleased to announce that Medora has been named the Mountain Bike Capital of North Dakota according to singletracks.com.

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So You’re Going to TRNP: Here’s Where to Eat, Sleep, Play (and More)!

So You’re Going to TRNP: Here’s Where to Eat, Sleep, Play (and More)!

Your need-to-know info for The New York Times’ #5 “Must Do in 2016”

The Theodore Roosevelt National Park has been called many things – the New York Times recently named TRNP the #5 place to visit in 2016 and Josh Duhamel just let the world know that the Park is one of his favorite places to visit!

No joke! Check it out.

So it looks like it’s about that time you set off on your own Theodore Roosevelt National Park adventure. Here’s everything you need to have the adventure of a lifetime!

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So, here are some recommendations to help finalize your trip to TR National Park this summer.

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11 Incredible Photos of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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The New York Times recently named Theodore Roosevelt National Park the number 5 place you should visit in 2016. This has got a lot of people talking about the park. But, as anyone who has ever explored TRNP knows, words can’t always do it justice.

So, here are 11 incredible photos of TRNP that do all the talking!

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Big news: Vote for your Medora favorites today!

Big news: Vote for your Medora favorites today!

It seems like Medora, the Medora Musical, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park have been all over the news lately! And with good reason! Medora is up for all kinds of honors and awards. Check it out.

 Vote for your favorites at the ND Music Awards

Medora Musical favorites Emily Walter, Damon Fichter, and the Burning Hills Amphitheatre are up for North Dakota Music Awards!

Click on the images below to vote for them! You can vote once from each of your devices (phone, computer, iPad, etc.), but hurry, voting ends on January 15!

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MEDORA — The missing link on North Dakota’s longest and most premiere recreational trail is in place.

MEDORA — The missing link on North Dakota’s longest and most premiere recreational trail is in place.

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After two decades of development, the north and south segments of the Maah Daah Hey Trail are joined together with a 2.5-mile segment leaving from Sully Creek State Park south of Medora. The connecting link is in some of the prettiest Badlands country and makes possible seamless passage from the original 100 miles of Maah Daah Hey Trail to the newer 50-mile stretch, called by some The Deuce. READ MORE »

Medora Balloon Rally

Medora Balloon Rally

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We all learn that heat rises. This past weekend in Medora guests experienced this phenomenon first hand.  Hot air balloons from North Dakota and surrounding states came to Medora for the 12 annual hot air balloon rally. READ MORE »

Gun Slingers and Horses: Cowboy Mounted Shooters take Medora by Storm

Gun Slingers and Horses: Cowboy Mounted Shooters take Medora by Storm

It was an action packed weekend in Medora! Our annual car show brought out gear heads from across the state and the weather was perfect for trips to the Musical and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

However, the event that stole the show this weekend was the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition. Words can’t describe how unique and awesome this event was, so we will let this video do the talking.

Go for a ride with Bailey Elkins below, who had the fastest run of that stage!

 

Learn more about ND Cowboy Mounted Shooting.

Rootin’ Tootin’ Cowboy Shootin’ Fun!

Rootin’ Tootin’ Cowboy Shootin’ Fun!

Cowboy Mounted Shooting returns to Medora!

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This action packed family fun event involves cowboys and cowgirls of all ages riding their horses full speed while shooting at balloon targets. The event will take place June 21 and 22 at the rodeo grounds on the East end of town with FREE ADMISSION.  Competition will start at 9:30 and continue until all riders have shot their 4 runs.   Don’t worry, they shoot special black powder blanks with a range of about 20 feet. READ MORE »

4 Astonishing Hiking Trails in TRNP You Must Experience.

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If you haven’t heard, North Dakota Tourism came out with some fantastic new ads promoting our great state. One of our favorite’s shows the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in all its majesty. The ad goes on to show many of our favorite land marks and gets everybody here in Medora excited about going on a hike.

The ad also got us thinking, what are some of the must see spots when you go to TRNP? After much debate, here is our top four:

1. The Maltese Cross Cabin
Originally located about seven miles south of Medora in the wooded bottom-lands of the Little Missouri, the Maltese Cross Ranch was one of the places Theodore Roosevelt stayed during his time in North Dakota. Now located at the TRNP South Unit Visitors Center, this is a must-see window into the past, and the President’s time in the Dakota Territory.

2. Wind Canyon
Enjoy hiking this nature trail alongside a wind-sculpted canyon as you climb to the best views of the Little Missouri River. It’s the Park Ranger’s best kept secret for watching sunsets.

3. Buck Hill
Located one mile north of Paddock Creek, Buck Hill is a great vantage point to see wild horses or roaming buffalo. It’s a steep trail, but it’s worth every step.

4. Petrified Forest
Located in the remote northwest corner of the South Unit, this hike takes you through ancient petrified forests and badlands wilderness. The loop includes the North and South Petrified Forest Trails as well as the Maah Daah Hey.

These are just four of the many great hikes TRNP has to offer. If biking is more your style, bicycles are welcome on the paved roads of TRNP, and for the more experienced rider, the Maah Daah Hey trail is an exciting ride. This summer get the family to put down their phones and pick up their feet by coming out to Medora and going on a hike or bike ride through the amazing Badlands.

Oh, here is that video that got everybody excited in the first place!