Pawnee Buttes Trail

EASY 27 reviews

Pawnee Buttes Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grover, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

washed out

From Ft. Morgan, take Main St.(52) north out of town to Hwy. 14.,Turn left(west) to New Ramer. From Sterling take Hwy. 14(west) to New Ramer. From New Ramer, drive north on Co. Rd. 129 to Co. Rd. 110. Turn left(west) on this road and follow it to the Pawnee Buttes.

hiking
14 days ago

I took my friend here last October. It was a bit difficult to find the trailhead, but once we got there we had an absolute blast!! We got a little turned around and ended up hiking in the dry creek bed instead of going to the buttes. Followed a game trail for a bit and climbed over some big boulders. Lots of fun, will absolutely be going again!!

2 months ago

nice trail not well marked or maintained

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked the trail out to the Buttes on June 2nd under cloudy skies and light sprinkles. You can hike around the east Butte on a faint trail that takes you up under the vertical section of the Butte with great views. Very pleasant hike and even saw a herd of pronghorn running through the grass.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Free camping on National Grasslands, look for previously used spots.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It's much more interesting, and enjoyable than I expected. I'd recommend it for an early spring hike.

4 months ago

Short and wry easy.

hiking
4 months ago

This a a very cool and unique trail. The trail is easy, and fun. A lot of people in Colorado chose to overlook the eastern part of the state. This hike is a great excuse to get out of the mountains and enjoy some overlooked areas of the great state of Colorado.
This area is also known for its variety of birds. So when you go be sure to keep your eyes and ears open.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice short hike. Good spring hike. Would not want to do it in the heat of the summer, no shade. If you map quest it, make sure you use Pawnee Buttes, not Pawnee National Grasslands.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, easy hike. The location is very remote, so it was quite an adventure to find the place and even more so to find my way back home after dark. GPS is a must! If you like to get away from the crowds, this is definitely the place to go! I went on February 27th, the last weekend before the bird nesting season from March to June when access to the top of the bluffs is prohibited. This is a major portion of the trails so be aware of this before you go and plan accordingly.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike with no other folks. Just be prepared for wind!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail, will do this one again. Definitely want to go early in the morning as there really isn't much shade.

hiking
7 months ago

Peaceful, easy hike in a remote but very pretty region. Can get really windy on top of the rocks, so hang on to your hats. Other than that, just watch out for cow pies and grasshoppers the size of your face!

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

birding
11 months ago

Great views, bird watching, interested plants, very quiet and remote. Nice facilities provided by USFS including bathroom (pit toilet) and picnic shelters. Trail is well maintained.