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Address: 666 O St, Grasslands Are 25 Miles NorthEast, Greeley, CO 80631-9104
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This huge expanse of government-owned grasslands can be explored by car,...

This huge expanse of government-owned grasslands can be explored by car, mountain bike or horseback. Nearby camping facilities are offered.

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Historic, remote and virgin prairie! Wouldn't go at the height of summer. Beware of rattlesnakes. Mentioned often in the book "Centennial."

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2016
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Chama, New Mexico
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

it was definitely not worth the time we took, cutting across the "grasslands" which were really just oil and gas fields bisected by roads. We tried to take the "scenic route" so we could see some birds but it wasn't well marked and not scenic at all. Better to stick to the main roads or take a different route.

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Fort Collins
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Historic, remote and virgin prairie! Wouldn't go at the height of summer. Beware of rattlesnakes. Mentioned often in the book "Centennial."

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1 Thank artgecko1
Greeley, Colorado
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Very large grasslands with lots of wildlife to view. Pawnee Buttes are a great destination. Rangers can be heavy handed enforcing the shooting regulations so read them carefully before participating.

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Sonoma, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Heartbreaking journey into the Pawnee Grasslands. We were surrounded by gas drilling stations, and eighteen wheelers filled with gas flying by. Everywhere you look there are signs of the oil and gas industry. We could even feel a weird burning feeling in the back of our throats while we explored. Such a shame. The wildflowers were beautiful and we saw... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I work from home and was going BONKERS, so decided on a mini little road trip. It was cold and windy, but a pretty cool place to check out away from the mountains and traffic.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

- Last six miles will be on a corduroy, dirt road. Be prepared. - Went on a weekday and no other cars were parked. - Have about four or five covered picnic areas. - No trash cans, carry out trash. - Took the main trail. an in and out trail, about two miles one way. Figure at least two hours... More 

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Denver
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you really want to be far from the madding crowds, try the Pawnee National Grasslands. Beautiful vista, windswept prairie grasses, and its all yours. Take binoculars and be a birder for the afternoon. The haunting vistas will stay with you long after you leave.

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Thank NedLaru
Greeley, Colorado
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Love driving through this area! Great scenery and a rolling easy drive. Wide open spaces. Lots of wildlife around.

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Longmont, Colorado
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Be sure to get enough gas before heading out!! You can go 60 miles or more without a gas station!! It is a relaxing drive there, very few cars, back roads, but I must warn, there's dirt/gravel road driving, not too ideal for a fancy, low riding car. If you drive the dirt roads, the interior of your car will... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Getting there was half the fun! The entire area of grasslands is amazing. Traveling on dry gravel roads, driving through Ault, Keota and seeing forever were pure delight. As we came closer to the Buttes, we saw so many windmills in the distance. We stopped at Briggsdale gas and were informed of the numerous rattlesnakes on the trails. Excited to... More 

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