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Designation: Nebraska State Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 200 Miles (333.33 Kilometers)
Time: 3 Hours


General Information

Description - Extending from east of Valentine (junction of Highways 83 & 20) to the Wyoming border, the Bridges to Buttes Byway journeys through diverse topography and distinctive landscapes. From rolling Sandhills through the Pine Ridge and the Nebraska National Forest onto plateaus from which you can see the Black Hills and into other states, travelers along this byway will experience the sites, solitude and vastness that early travelers and settlers felt as they first saw this region. The eastern end of this byway conjures up memories of old western movies-the rolling prairie dotted with horses, cattle and genuine, conventional cowboys and cowgirls.

If you listen closely, you can just hear the rhythmic beat of a Native American drum of ages past or experience the ceremonies taking place today and learn more about Native American culture and history throughout this region. This byway also offers a number of sites featuring prehistoric fossils. Here you can experience first-hand historical frontier military posts, extensive working ranches and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. The Bridges to Buttes Byway connects towns, large and small, that once served as stops for the railroad. Today travelers can experience these diverse landscapes up-close on foot, bike or horse along a section of the Cowboy Trail. When completed, the Cowboy Trail will run from Norfolk to Chadron, Nebraska, and will be the longest Rails to Trails project in the country-321

Attractions - The Bridges to Buttes Byway is known for it's Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : Highway 20, from Valentine to the Wyoming Border.


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Additional Information:
Nebraska Scenic Byways - Nine highways across the State of Nebraska have been designated as "Nebraska Byways". These byways showcase Nebraska's diverse scenery, history, culture, geology and recreational opportunities to both visitors and Nebraskans alike.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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