"As the title of this ride implies, this route is not for the faint of heart, ill equipped, or under prepared. This is a true Roubaixstyle adventure across the rugged Colorado
Piedmont that’s almost entirely on windwhipped gravel roads. Some sections are rough, others loose and sandy." Read more
"Rising a few hundred feet above the surrounding shortgrass prairie, the Pawnee Buttes are both the crowning jewel of the 193,060-acre Pawnee National Grassland and the destination of a short but rewarding hike. The trail passes some interesting plant communities and badlands formations, and offers the opportunity for hikers to enjoy a surprising variety of wildlife. The hike begins by dropping easily from to explore. These areas are off-limits from March the trailhead into a broad drainage. A popular 1 to June 30, however, to protect nesting birds of route, this trail is well established and easy to prey, so be sure to stay on the trail. In addition to falcons, these grasslands are also home to golden actually remnants of a once-higher plain. The eagles and hawks. Songbirds are plentiful, and surrounding terrain was subsequently eroded you might glimpse some deer or pronghorn away by runoff during the last glacial age." Read more
"The Pawnee Buttes are two enormous, capped sandstone structures, remnants of an ancient sea that once covered this now arid area. Mini-badlands, smaller rock towers, and fascinating plains ecology surround them.When you hike there, you will see exciting wildflowers and birds as you wander through terrain so strange that parts of it can feel as if you are walking on the surface of the moon." Read more
"The Pawnee Buttes protrude 200 to 250 feet above this trail like upside-down vases. The surrounding shortgrass prairie is home to many birds, including great horned owls, American kestrels, eagles, hawks, swallows, and mountain plover, to mention a few of the 296 species that have been spotted in Pawnee National Grassland.
Coyotes, foxes, deer, mountain lions, pronghorns, rattlesnakes, and an assortment of mice, voles, jackrabbits, and prairie dogs call this special place home. Spring fills the prairie with colorful wildflowers and is a great time for bird watching." Read more
"Pawnee National Grasslands is the prairie gem of northeastern Colorado. The trail leading to the two wind-scoured buttes crosses ﬁelds and gullies with limitless views in all directions. For kids, this nationally known study area for birds of prey is a wildlife wonderland to explore. A night visit under the grasslands’ star canopy is long remembered." Read more