The 18-mile Wildlife Loop is located in the southern portion of Custer State Park. Average driving time without stops is about 1.5 to 2 hours in duration. Along the road as you go through the pine covered hills and canyons, you’ll find prairie grasses and colorful wildflowers. While driving the route you’ll see wildlife such as pronghorn, whitetail and mule deer, elk, coyotes, burros, prairie dogs, hawks and a wide variety of birds. Along your drive you’ll encounter at least some of the 1,300-head herd of bison. Remember – the animals are all wild and free roaming, stay in your car when driving thru the bison herd. Varied hiking trails are however available via the Wildlife Loop – check with a park ranger or park map for more details.