National Wildlife Refuge System

HC 37 Box 37
Valentine, NE, 69201
Phone: 402-376-3789
E-mail: FortNiobrara@fws.gov

CCC FIRE TOWER TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.66 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 5.8
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Native prairie
  • Observation deck inside a fire tower
    Fire tower built by Civilian Conservation Corps during Great Depression
  • Spectacular view of endless prairie, pristine lakes and marshes



MARSH LAKES OVERLOOK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.1 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: Chipped rock

Special Features

  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Starts at a visitor contact station
  • Small viewing platform at trail's end
  • Fixed spotting scope, bench
  • View of Sandhills Prairie


Valentine
National Wildlife Refuge

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Last updated: October 28, 2010