Event Calendar & Registration

June 3, 2023
  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Birthday Celebration!

    June 3, 2023  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 301 River Rd, Harrison, NE 69346, USA

    Agate Fossil Beds is turning 58 (though we think it doesn’t look a day over 23 million
    years). Celebrate the start of the summer season on the prairie with descendants of
    Chief Red Cloud.

    Help raise hand-painted tipis, listen to traditional honor songs and drums, and take
    a special tour of the Lakota and Cheyenne artifacts in the collections.

    Schedule of Events
    9 am: Raising of the tipis
    11 am: Drum Circle and Honor
    Song by the Pine Ridge Singers
    1 pm: Drum Circle and Honor
    Song by the Pine Ridge Singers
    2 pm: Special tour of the Cook
    Collection by Darrell Red Cloud
    and Agate NPS Rangers

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  • Guided Hike at Scotts Bluff National Monument

    June 3, 2023  9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Scotts Bluff National Monument to Host Guided Hike in Celebration of National Trails Day
    Gering, NE – National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service.Tens of thousands of hikers, bikers, paddlers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain,and clean up public lands and trails.

    We will celebrate National Trails Day® on June 3, 2023 at Scotts Bluff National Monument with
    a ranger-guided hike. Join Park Ranger Eric Grunwald for a fun hike down the popular Saddle Rock Trail. Along the way Ranger Grunwald will point out geologic features and talk about the history of the trail. Participants of all ages are permitted. However, participants must be prepared to walk 1.6 miles and descend 435 feet on an uneven, paved trail. Sections of the trail have steep drop-offs. Registration is required. To register, please call the monument visitor
    center at 308-436-9700.
    For more information about Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9700, visit
    http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffnps.

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  • Moon Walk Roughlock Falls Trail

    June 3, 2023  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Spearfish Canyon State Nature Area, Roughlock Falls Rd, Lead, SD 57754, USA

    Wild for Water
    Amy Hammesfahr / Wildlife Biologist – Black Hills National Forest, Northern Hills Ranger District
    Spearfish Canyon Nature Area – Roughlock Falls Trail

    Water is fundamental to sustain birds, mammals, and our planet. Water not only provides wildlife with drinking water, but can
    serve as shelter, a resting spot, or a place to cool off. Some wildlife species can modify the flow of streams and restore
    desiccated watersheds. Join Forest staff for a walk along the Roughlock Falls Trail and discover what wildlife species can be
    found within (and around) Spearfish Creek.

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  • National Trails Day Guided Hikes with Black Hills National Forest

    June 3, 2023

    3 options are available! 
    1) Osprey Trail (Trail #58)
    - 10:00 a.m. / 2.2 miles / Easy
    - Kid-Friendly Hike ... Nature Observations
    - Mystic Ranger District
    - Directions: The Osprey Trailhead is located
    about 17 miles west of Rapid City, South
    Dakota on the west side of Pactola Reservoir, in
    the back portion of the Loop B Campground.

    2)Hell Canyon Trail (Trail #32)
    - 1:00 p.m. / 5.6 miles / Moderate
    - Identifying Wildflowers in the Canyon
    - Hell Canyon Ranger District
    - Directions: The Hell Canyon Trailhead is
    approximately 13.5 miles west of Custer, South
    Dakota on Highway 16.

    3) Sundance Trail (Trail #93)
    - 7:00 p.m. / 1.9 miles / Moderate
    - Threatened and Endangered Flora and Fauna
    - Bearlodge Ranger District
    - Directions: The Sundance Trailhead is 3.5
    miles north of US 14 and Sundance, Wyoming
    on County Road 123.

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June 5, 2023
June 6, 2023
  • Forts of Nebraska w/Jeff Barnes

    June 6, 2023  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Scotts Bluff National Monument, 190276 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Nebraska’s forts were among the first, last and most important on the Great Plains, built to promote trade, to protect travelers and settlers, to fight the Indian tribes and then to keep the peace. Join independent historian Jeff Barnes as he tells the story of Nebraska’s 12 military forts and what today’s visitors will find at the sites. This program was made possible through the generous support of Humanities Nebraska and Black Hills Parks and Forests Association.

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