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Pawnee National Grassland

The Pawnee National Grassland is in northeast Colorado between state highway 14 and the Wyoming border. It lies about 40 miles east of Fort Collins, Colorado and is easy to access. “There is very little in the way of towns, homes or businesses there. It is public land. The roads are good. However, it is…read more »

The Pawnee National Grassland is in northeast Colorado between state highway 14 and the Wyoming border. It lies about 40 miles east of Fort Collins, Colorado and is easy to access. “There is very little in the way of towns, homes or businesses there. It is public land. The roads are good. However, it is a good idea to go far enough away from the highway to keep headlights from highway traffic from interfering with your night vision. I go before sunset so that I can see what is around me in the light. The Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (http://www.nocoastro.org) hosts numerous sky watching events in this area. As far as I know, they do not go to the Pawnee Nat’l Grasslands, but they are a very helpful organization.”

Deborah Byrd

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