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Pawnee Buttes

Grover, Colorado

based on 0 reviews



4.43 miles

Elevation Gain

427 ft

Route Type



Added by Matthew Eaton

The Pawnee Buttes adventure is an easy day trip from the Front Range of Colorado and is about 2 hours northeast of Denver.

The Pawnee Buttes are a major geological feature within Pawnee National Grasslands in the far northeastern part of Colorado. There are two sandstone buttes that each rise over 300ft from the surrounding areas. There are also several other mesas nearby that are worth exploring.

The trail is very straightforward and easily accessed. From the parking lot, you can first view the overlook of the buttes, then backtrack to access the Pawnee Butte Trail which will take you down to the buttes. It is a 2.0-mile hike from the parking lot to the first butte, so this hike is at least 3 miles round trip, depending on your additional explorations.

Keep your eyes on the lookout for Falcons and Eagles!

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
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Picnic Area

Pawnee Buttes Reviews

I think it was more fun seeing all the small towns you pass along the way. The hike was nice, but probably more fun in the summer when the trail isn't as muddy.

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