Scairt Woman Road Near Grassy Butte, North Dakota

West of Grassy Butte, North Dakota (McKenzie County extending into Billings County) is Scairt Woman Road. It’s a well worn scoria/gravel ranch road that leads deep into the heart of the rugged badlands. Do not drive this road if conditions are the least bit wet, or in the winter! It’s impassable (except, maybe, to local ranchers) under adverse conditions. How did it get it’s name? Mountain lions might be the source of the road’s designation.