National Wildlife Refuge System

FORT NIOBRARA
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

HC 14 Box 67
Valentine, NE, 69201
Phone: 402-376-3789
E-mail: fortniobrara@fws.gov

FORT FALLS TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.9 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel/dirt

Special Features

  • Fort Falls and Niobrara River
  • Flora and fauna associated with the river corridor
  • 100 feet elevation change



NIOBRARA SCENIC RIVER

Trail Information

  • Length: 5.6 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Water

Special Features

  • Easy float trip on Niobrara River
    2 hrs by canoe from launch to next landing, 4 hrs by float tube
  • Passes thru Ft. Niobrara Natl Wilderness Area
    Broad variety of plants/animals
  • Permitted outfitters available
    $1.00/person recreation fee if using personal equipment

  • Prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, high volume radios, any device capable of shooting a projectile or liquid at another person or wildlife
    No more than 5 float tubes carrying max. 8 people may be tied together


Fort Niobrara
National Wildlife Refuge

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Last updated: October 28, 2010