Mile 5.0 – Veer left as road turns to gravel
Spotlight on Geology
The Niobrara River is a groundwater-fed river draining the Nebraska Sand Hills. The river is an ideal example of a highly dynamic, unaltered, and braided, prairie channel providing habitat for many shorebirds, including the federally endangered interior least tern and the threatened piping plover. The Niobrara contains a wide variety of physical features, including floodplains, sandbars, islands, and chutes. Pierre shale outcrops, while not unique to the region, are interesting and visible in this reach. Landslides and loess deposits are generally absent in this river segment.
Mile 11.0 – Road changes to 517th Ave.
Mile 12.0 – Turn left onto 891st Ave.
Mile 14.0 - Turn left onto 892nd Ave.