Colorado Dog Hikes: Pawnee Buttes

Lovely glorious solitude in a remote corner of Colorado’s eastern plains. We didn’t see a single soul on a Saturday morning and lucked out with near perfect weather conditions for such an exposed location. I imagine that it’d be pretty brutal in the summer. Be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen — you’re completely exposed to the elements the entire time.


 

TRIP DATE

December 2016

LENGTH

4.7 miles; out and back

ELEVATION GAIN

364 feet

FEES

None

TRAILHEAD

Pawnee Buttes on Google Maps. Once you turn off of HWY 14 you'll be on gravel roads.

DIFFICULTY

Easy

BEST TIME TO HIKE

Fall, early spring

WATER/SHADE

None

DOG RULES

Allowed on leash.
No trash cans or dog bags available. (Note: leash has been removed in editing.)
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