Walk high plains mixed grass prairie and view fossil exhibits at Agate Fossil Bed National Monument

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Agate Fossil Bed National Monument

Seasonal Walk

SN: 120153 - 2022 / Y2976

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Agate Fossil Bed National Monument Visitor Center
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The Bone Cabin
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Agate Fossil Beds
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when is the event

Starting Fri, Apr 1st, 2022 until Sep 30th, 2022

Start box available: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Physical start box and Online start box (OSB) option

where is the event

Chadron, Nebraska

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

CC: Sioux County


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Event comments

The Agate Fossil Bed National Monument Visitor's Center is open daily 9-5 MT May 14-Sep 30 Summer Hours, 8-4 MT Oct. 1-May 13 Winter Hours. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Xmas. Trails are available sunup to sundown year round. There is no fee charged at this National Monument. Do note that this is rattlesnake country and there is little shade. Bring plenty of fluids and watch where you step. The Visitor Center has restrooms available when open.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1A, Distance: 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: No

Strollers: Easy

Wheelchairs: Easy

Event information

You will drive approximately 65 miles to the walk start. Great views of the sweeping plains and the Niobrara valley as well as fossil dig sites. The 5 k trail is paved or boardwalk leading to fossil exhibits and is wheel chair and stroller friendly. The 10 K trail also follows a dirt trail to the Bone Cabin and along gravel country road. Both are out and back trails on high plains mixed grass prairie.


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

This event also has a physical start box. These are the driving directions:

Chadron Chamber of Commerce, Take Hwy 20 into Chadron. The Chamber of Commerce will be north of Hwy 20 on 3rd St. Hours are-Memorial Day to Labor Day: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rest of the Year: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maps phrase and directions link

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706 W. 3rd St., Chadron, NE

This event has a remote start.

You will drive approximately 65 miles to the walk start or use OSB.

PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.

event sponsor

Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers (AVA-0016)

Event website: netrailblazers.club

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.