A badlands (also badland) is a type of dry terrain where softer
sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded by
wind and water. It can resemble malpaís, a terrain of volcanic rock.
Canyons, ravines, gullies, hoodoos and other such geological forms are
common in badlands. They are often difficult to navigate by foot.
Badlands often have a spectacular color display that alternates from
dark black/blue coal stria to bright clays to red scoria.
hiking in the dry, dusty high desert of New Mexico....I took this picture in the Ojito wilderness