The Pawnee National Grassland covers 193,000 acres in Weld County. The grasslands are managed by the U. S. Forest Service's Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.
The Pawnee National Grassland lies 35 miles east of Fort Collins and 25 miles northeast of Greeley in Weld County. Contained within the 30-by-60 mile area are 193,060 acres managed by the Pawnee National Grassland.
The rest of the land is a checkerboard of private land, State of Colorado ownership and the Central Plains Experimental Range.
Over 296 bird species have been identified on the Pawnee.
The Pawnee Buttes Trail is an excellent way to explore parts of the park. This is a 1.5 mile trail that gives you an opportunity to view the Buttes of Pawnee up close. Climbing on the Buttes is strictly prohibited. The trail is closed from March 1 to June 30 to protect nesting hawks and falcons.
The Pawnee National Grasslands Self-Guided Birding Tour is provided by your U. S. Forest Service
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