North Platte River

The North Platte River is a major tributary of the Platte River and is approximately 716 miles (1,152 km) long counting its many curves. It travels about 550 miles (890 km) distance. Its course lies in the U.S. states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. The head of the river is essentially all of Jackson County, Colorado, whose boundaries are the continental divide on the east and south and the mountain drainage peaks on the east—the north boundary is the state of Wyoming boundary. The rugged Rocky Mountains surrounding Jackson County have at least twelve peaks over 11,000 feet (3,400 m) in height. From Jackson County the river flows north about 200 miles (320 km) out of the Routt National Forest and North Park (Colorado basin) near what is now Walden, Colorado to Casper, Wyoming. Shortly…
in NE, CO, WY
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Short Path Along Base of Register Cliff
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Pony Express Monument Near Register Cliff
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Two battles on July 26, 1865 near Platte Bridge Station near present-day Casper,…
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John Richard’s bridge across the North Platte River near present Casper, Wyo. ea…
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