Here is a video I put together of the drive down the lane from the donation box to Panorama Point – the highest point in Nebraska! Enjoy!
On day 4 of our road trip my dad and I got up early and drove to Panorama Point in Nebraska. I took a screen shot of the directions from summitpost.org because I knew this highpoint was in the middle of a field so I wasn’t sure how much cell reception I would have. The instructions from that web site were perfect and took us right to the highpoint.
From I-80 in NE:
-Take Exit 8, just East of the WY-NE border
-Go S on CR 17 for 10.0 miles until dead-end
-Turn W (R) on CR 8 and continue for 4.2 miles
-Turn S (L) on CR 9 and continue for 1.0 miles
-Turn W (R) on CR 6 and continue for 2.0 miles
-Turn S (L) on CR 5 and continue for 2.0 miles
-Turn W (R) on dirt road with sign, cross double cattle guard (for bison!) and continue for 1.0 miles to a bend to the right (NNW), and continue0.2 miles to the highpoint marker
The road heading back is not paved – expect gravel and stones. You could hear the constant “PING” of them hitting the car and an occasional “KLUNK” of a larger rock. I was holding my breath the whole time – especially near the end where there were a few ruts in the road, making it tricky to drive, but we made it!
This is on private property and the owners ask for a $3 per person donation to visit the summit. There are envelopes and a donation box right at the start of the lane. The owners ask you to not hike down the lane because of Bison on the property (note the strips you have to drive over which Bison will not cross.)