Explore Nebraska’s Untouched Wilderness In This Area Where Vehicles Are Forbidden

We like to say that we’re venturing out into the wilderness when we go camping, but how often do we modern Nebraskans really get to visit unspoiled wilderness? There are only two officially designated wilderness areas in Nebraska: one near Valentine and another in western Nebraska near Fort Robinson.

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To get to Soldier Creek Wilderness from the nearby town of Crawford, take U.S. Highway 20 for 2.5 miles to Fort Robinson, then north on Soldier Creek Road for 6 miles. The wilderness is only accessible from the trailheads at the Soldier Creek Campground.

Make a little time on your trip to also visit the beautiful Fort Robinson State Park, which is right next door. Read more about it right here.