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Nearly 200 miles of untamed open road stretch out before you, offering new adventures at every turn. This is Nebraska in its rawest form, as the subtle and rolling sandhills transform into striking and majestic bluffs and buttes.


Reconnect with nature as you wander through the grasslands, canoe the Niobrara River, bike along nationally acclaimed trails, explore the unusual geologic formations of Toadstool Geologic Park, and simply gaze at the amazing night sky.


Round out your journey by uncovering Nebraska’s richly textured past. Area attractions reveal the history of fur trade, archaeological digs, a military fort, and a complete education on the Nebraska ranching tradition at Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park.


THE ROUTE: 197 miles from Valentine west to the Wyoming border on U.S. Highway 20.



Western heritage, archaeological wonders, world-class mountain biking,
winding canoe trips, and rare wildlife.


Rolling sandhills, wild prairies, and pine-studded bluffs
and buttes.

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