PHOTOS OF THE SLOPE COUNTY
NORTH DAKOTA COUNTRYSIDE


UPDATED 2004. SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW PHOTOS.

 

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Slope County sign on Highway 85 entering from the north.




The back road from Amidon to Marmarth.  Slope County Highway 4417 just west of Amidon.



Three photos taken during the back road drive from Amidon to Marmarth.

                        

 


Countryside near White Butte the highest point in North Dakota
        
   



BCV Campground Sign   
  
      
Ranch near Amidon       



Less than 1000 people yet??


Cattle grazing the grassland just west of Marmarth. US12 in foreground of both photos.


Landscape shots in Slope County.

 

BADLANDS OF SLOPE COUNTY

These Badlands are just north west of Marmarth. From Marmarth take US 12 west about one mile. There is a brown highway sign with a picture of binoculars and an arrow pointing right (north). Turn down that gravel road. The road goes for miles and has some nice views of the Little Missouri River too.


Close up view of Badland formation. It is clay subjected to heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, and probably the occasional UFO encounter.


The Little Missouri River. More beauty in the bleakness of Slope County landscape.


PHOTOS TAKEN IN BOWMAN COUNTY

Just south of Slope County is Bowman County. It sits in the very SW corner of North Dakota. Oil wells are frequently seen driving the back roads in Bowman County. Though not in Slope County, I thought the following photos worthy of posting.



Regrettably, buffalo no longer wander free in North Dakota. Some roaming herds exist in the Roosevelt National Parks but they're not allowed out of the park. Imagine my surprise to see buffalo on a back road in Bowman County southwest of Rhame, ND. They'd found a weak spot in a fenceline and were out enjoying a stroll along this county road. I stopped at a nearby ranch to report the escapees and a rancher on an ATV soon showed up to herd them back home.


Badland formation near the escaped buffalo.


Elephant Butte, also called Sunset Butte SW of Rhame, ND. When approaching the butte from the east, it looks like an elephant resting on the ground. This head on view does not provide the elephant effect but it is a pretty piece of Nature's Work.


All photos 1999,2004 Jim Attwood



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