The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In Nebraska Everyone Should Take At Least Once
Most people would never associate canyons with Nebraska, but we do, in fact, have some impressive canyons scattered through the state. The deepest and most picturesque are in the panhandle, among the rocky landscape of the Pine Ridge.
A few words of caution about these canyon hikes: the trails can become slick and dangerous in the rain, snow, and ice. Ticks are abundant in the summer, and in addition to bug spray, you’ll need to bring along plenty of sunscreen and water. Leashed pets are allowed on the trails, and cabins and camping are available if you’d like to make a weekend of your visit. Learn more about Chadron State Park here.
For the story of another unexpected canyon in Nebraska, read this article from the archives.
Address: Chadron State Park, 15951 Gold Rush Byway, Chadron, NE 69337, USA
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As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.