Keith Terry believes travel is an escape from the routine—combining new vistas and tangible history that stimulates the soul, opens the mind and liberates one’s spirit.
The Cowboy Trail, stretching 321 miles across northern Nebraska, is picturesque and historic. Relatively flat—it’s easily walked or bicycled—the trail follows the old Cowboy Line, used by the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley and later the Chicago & North Western Railroads between 1870-1992. Beginning in Norfolk, it extends to Chadron in the northwest. Glimpses of history between locales make this a terrific guide for trail enthusiasts.