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A short canyon trail offering interesting geological views above and below.


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Point to Point

3,215' 980 m

High

3,175' 968 m

Low

39' 12 m

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Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Geological Significance

Family Friendly Rocks and canyon walls make for great exploring and play-pretend.

Need to Know

Summer availability. Private access can be requested May-August.

Description

Butterfly Canyon branches off of the Diffendal Loop. What starts as a sandy path gradually changes to rocks and dirt with the path dotted with boulders and trees. The "walls" of the canyon are part of the Brule clay formation and while not excessively high, are too steep to climb. Parts of the trail require larger rocks to climb over or around. The trail ends in a steep face, effectively a dead end. Ferns and liverworts can be found in this area.

Flora & Fauna

Butterflies (seasonal), liverworts, ferns, cedar, lichens.

Contacts

Shared By:

CedarPoint UNL

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Photos

Female deer spotted above Two Pipe
Aug 6, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Opening to butterfly canyon.
Aug 2, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Young male mule deer spotted above Two Pipe
Aug 6, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
The end of butterfly canyon.
Aug 2, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Plant life supported by butterfly canyon microsystem.
Aug 2, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Plant life on sides of butterfly canyon.
Aug 2, 2019 near Ogallala, NE

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