The Pawnee National Grassland spans a total area of about 193,000 acres of land that is situated in Weld County which is in north-central Colorado and just northeast of the city of Greeley. Access to the grassland can be gained using two main routes that include US 85 and CO 14. The land where the grassland sits was designated a National Grassland in 1960 and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Several features make Pawnee National Grassland an exquisite place to visit. First, the grassland is home to several geological attractions including the Pawnee Buttes which rises as high as 300 feet above the prairie. The protected grassland area also has sites of historical and cultural significance including old cemeteries and homesteads. The Crow Valley Recreation Area is located in the protected area and is a suitable place for visitors to relax and have fun with friends, family, and other visitors to the grassland.
Close to the Pawnee National Grassland is the Grover Grassland Museum and Briggsdale Heritage House that also attracts many visitors to the general area. Besides these attractions, visitors to Pawnee National Grassland also love to enjoy recreational activities like hiking, camping, mountain biking, hunting, horseback riding, stargazing, and bird watching.
Some of the amenities in the grassland to facilitate these activities include group camps, trails, campground, ballfields, picnic areas, a scenic drive and overlook. Pets and dogs are allowed into Pawnee National Grassland although it is essential to keep in mind that some restrictions could curtail your full experience of all that the National Grassland has to offer.
For instance, there are areas of the Pawnee National Grassland that are out-of-bounds to dogs and other pets. Additionally, dog owners are always expected to keep their dogs on a leash or in a secure enclosure. Furthermore, dog owners are expected to keep their dogs well-behaved at all times.