Loup Rivers Scenic Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNE
  • Length150 miles
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Loup Rivers Scenic Byway
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Bring the camera! This byway travels through farmland dotted with red barns and silo, through the Sandhills of Nebraska. and past the Calamus River. Take State 11 and State 91 between Duning and Wood River, making stops at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park near Elyria and the Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine in Scotia to see the only public accessible chalk room and pillar mine in North America with its 6,000 square feet of honeycomb caves inside. Allow time for the Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and rent a canoe, kayak, or tank. Nebraskans use large, round cattle water tanks for groups to float down rivers and call this activity, “tanking.”

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