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The Great Plains – A National Historic Treasure

The previous post was all about the various National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, and National Grasslands that the Great Plains Trail (GPT) will pass through.  In addition to those area of national interest, the GPT will also cross no … Continue reading

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Kiowa National Grassland

We’ll finish the work week with a look at Kiowa National Grassland in New Mexico.  I visited Kiowa NG for the first time last year, and I was totally blown away, particularly by the western unit and the Canadian River … 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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The National Trails System

The Great Plains Trail, almost regardless of its eventual exact route, will cross several National Historic Trails.  Although both part of the National Trails System, National Historic Trails (NHT) differ from National Scenic Trails (NST) in that their primary focus … Continue reading

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