Nebraska Attractions, Nature January 02, 2021
The Sunrise At Toadstool Geologic Park In Nebraska Is Worth Waking Up For
Let’s face it. We’re definitely not all morning people. But sometimes – just sometimes – there’s something that makes the haze and sleepiness from waking up early totally worth it.
Toadstool Geologic Park in Crawford, Nebraska, is a one-of-a-kind wonder that brings in visitors from all over the country.
Often called "the Moonscape of the Badlands", this place's unique geography was carved by water over billions of years.
This erosion takes place at a rate of about one inch per year.
The result are the intriguing, layered and sometimes teetering formations we see today.
Geologically speaking, an inch of rock erosion per year is fairly significant.
Think about how much the park will change over the coming decades of your life. You can visit it now and then again in half a lifetime, and things will be ever-so-subtly changed.
One of the most incredible experiences one can have here (other than marveling at the geologic wonderland it is, of course) is watching the sun rise (or set) across the park.
Watch as a night sky of the deepest blue transitions to vivid oranges and pinks. If there're any clouds in the sky, the view is even more amazing as they take on nearly-neon colors.
There's something about the tranquil silence that offers a great deal of comfort to a wayward soul.
Some mornings are so still that they seem almost frozen in time. Others bring with them a light, variable breeze.
If one wishes to stay for the day and into the night, nighttime views are also incredible.
Enjoy views of the Milky Way and the occasional shooting star as you relax and unwind beneath the dark sky.
For more information about the park, including directions, fees and more, check out their website
What was the most beautiful sunrise you ever saw? Where were you? Tell us about them in the comments!
Address: Harrison, NE 69346, USA