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Pawnee Buttes

Because of all the snow we got the previous week, we figured everywhere in the mountains would be snowy, icy, muddy, or all 3. So we decided to venture into the Pawnee Grasslands instead. It was a little bit further of a drive than we'd like, about an hour and a half, but the views were worth it.

The hike itself was pretty easy, just over 5 miles and only 600 feet of elevation gain. But you can't expect much for Eastern Colorado where it's pretty much flat everywhere. Just looking at the length and elevation, this isn't a hike we would have chosen, but I had always wanted to go back here after coming here in March of 2010.

Trailhead Location
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5.16 mi 2 hrs 5,350 ft 604 ft
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Katie and The Bluff
Lips Bluff
Overlook Panorama
Colorul Grass
West Butte
East Butte
Looking Back
East Butte Panorama
Weird Geology