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GPT Photo of the week: Pawnee Buttes

Northeast Colorado contains some interesting features in the Pawnee National Grassland.  They are generally referred to as the Pawnee Buttes and they rise 200-300 feet about the surrounding country.  There’s a nice trail leading to them, and they are really … Continue reading

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New Top Ten!

It’s been almost five years since I posted the “Top Ten Places to See on the Great Plains Trail,” and while some things are going to remain the same, a lot has changed as far as routing and highlights are … Continue reading

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If Grass Falls . . .

There’s a nice article out this week from the Boulder Weekly about Pawnee National Grassland and the current plight against oil interests.  The article is titled, “If Grass Falls in a National Forest, and No One is around to Hear … Continue reading

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What Are Your Favorite Great Plains Sites?

2015 – The Year of the Great Plains As I have brazenly declared, 2015 is The Year of the Great Plains, and I’m dedicating this blog all year to providing information for anyone on where to go to enjoy some … Continue reading

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The Great Plains – It’s a National Treasure

The subject came up recently about how many sites of national significance the Great Plains Trail will pass through (in its currently envisioned state, which is subject to variations).  For the sake of this blog post, I will consider only … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems

An article has appeared in 5280, The Denver Magazine about some hidden gems in Colorado, and although it did not receive a large write-up, Pawnee Buttes and Pawnee National Grassland got the cover shot, as well as a full two … Continue reading

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Pawnee and Comanche National Grasslands

Today we feature the two National Grasslands of Colorado – Pawnee in the northeast and Comanche in the southeast.   Pawnee National Grassland has two main sections and totals about 200,000 acres. Pawnee NG has been discussed several times on … Continue reading

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Roadside Attractions

Enough of books and movies for now.  Let’s get down to some real Great Plains Trail action!  There’s lots more to come, but here are some photos from a recent outing to eastern Colorado and western Nebraska.  Enjoy!     … Continue reading

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A Rakish Delight – Part 2

Yesterday (March 30th) was the big day of trail work at Pawnee National Grassland!  Thanks to everyone who was involved!  The Roosevelt National Forest staff was impressively organized, and the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers provided a lot of extra muscle.  The … Continue reading

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A Rakish Delight – Part 1

We’re getting our rakes ready for doing some moderate trail work tomorrow at Pawnee National Grassland in northern Colorado!  It’s exciting, after a winter of being mostly indoors, to get out and literally get our hands dirty on a trail … Continue reading

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