Date of this Version
Private Guide for Use of Hikers and Bikers
© 24 October 2012
This section of the Steamboat Trace Trail from markers 16 through 20 (Figure 1) offers especially good examples of geologic features in this part of Nebraska (Figure 2). These include: • The Missouri River, its valley, river cuts into the valley side, tributaries to the river, and flood control structures; • Sites of active and potential landslides; • Wind-deposited silts (called loess by geologists and soil scientists); • Glacial deposits; • Bedrock exposures of ancient sandstone, shale, conglomerate, and limestone; • Fossils of ocean- and land dwelling plants and animals; • Coal deposits.