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Lori from Berthoud, Colorado on 5/5/2019 10:37:18 PM:
We are planning to bike the trail over Memorial Day weekend, but after reading some of the posts, we are wondering if the trail is open after some flooding? We plan to begin in Valentine and work our way east. Look forward to an update. Thank you.

 
Lux from Lincoln, Nebraska on 5/15/2019 9:25:13 AM:
Here’s a link to the latest information from the trail manager, Alexander Duryea: http://outdoornebraska.gov/cowboytrail/ “The cowboy trail will not be entirely open from Valentine to Norfolk for quite some time due to the flood. We are on pace to open Norfolk to Battle Creek, Valentine to Long Pine, and some other sections by May 1st but if we have any further flooding it could delay the opening of those sections. I am working on a map that has open and closed sections that should be posted on www.outdoornebraska.gov/cowboytrail in a week or two. That map will be updated as we are able to repair sections of trail so check back there for updates. You will likely have to find detours around the closed sections. There are several bridges, more on the eastern end, that are out – they will be marked on the map. There are tons of great gravel roads that you can utilize for detours as well as the highway.”

 
Alex from Lincoln on 5/15/2019 11:55:44 AM:
Hi Folks, The map is live here: https://maps.outdoornebraska.gov/Trails/ It has not been added to our cowboy trail web-page yet but should be added soon. The map will be updated as we complete repairs but it probably won't be changing much in the next month. Utilized the highway shoulder or gravel roads if you have an appropriate bike for that to detour around the closed sections. And please stay off closed bridges, there are a few you will have to detour around. -Alex