• The Niobrara National Scenic river comes alive with color in the fall.

    Niobrara

    National Scenic River Nebraska

Geologic Formations

Cracked Cliffs

Cracked Cliffs

NPS photo

The cliffs along the Niobrara River reveal millions of years of the earth's history. For a description of this geological "layer cake", click to download a PDF of our geology bulletin.



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Did You Know?

Prairie, forests, and river meet

Six distinct ecosystems blend along 76 miles of river: eastern deciduous forest, Rocky Mountain montane forest, northern boreal forest, eastern tall-grass prairie, Sandhills mixed-grass and western short-grass prairie. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National Scenic River "Nature & Science" page. More...