As brilliant and dazzling as the name suggests, Painted Canyon allows onlookers to view the glory of nature's purist beauty. Visitors are greeted with an array of brilliant lights in all colors of the rainbow; with vibrant pinks, purples, reds, oranges, blues and greens, the intensity and range depends on the time of day viewers visit the site.
Have a picnic overlooking the canyon rim or hike to watch the sunrise paint intricate shadows with a Midas touch across the sky and earth. The overlook remains open 24-hours from April to Mid-November.
7 miles east on I-94, exit 32 near Medora
Painted Canyon Visitor Center
Medora, North Dakota