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Prairie Dog Town Trail

Intermediate

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2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 336' 102 m
Descent: -63' -19 m
High: 3,419' 1,042 m
Low: 3,129' 954 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by CedarPoint UNL

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A 2.4-mile trail that leads to a fenced off prairie dog town.

CedarPoint UNL

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Summer availability. Private access from May-August.

Need to Know

Bring water. Wear sturdy and comfortable shoes. If sunny, bring a hat or sunscreen. Shut and latch any cow gates once through to ensure cattle stay inside premises.

Description

This 2.4-mile trail follows along the western side of Cedar Point Biological Station. You'll travel beside several canyons before you end up out in a flat open prairie for the second half of the run. You'll end the trail by climbing one last small hill to sight see the home to many prairie dog colonies.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Spiderwort, Yucca, Barrel Cactus, Downy Brome, Smooth Brome, Prickly Pear Cactus, Eastern redcedar
Fauna: Prairie Rabbits, Barn Owls, Morning glory, American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing, Redtail Hawk

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Geology Site #1 formation
Aug 6, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Scenic stretch of geology site #1
Aug 6, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Prairie Dog Town sightings
Jul 30, 2018 near Ogallala, NE
Geology Site #1
Aug 2, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Cedar Point Biological Station Prairie Dog Trail Sign
Jul 30, 2018 near Ogallala, NE

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