Located a few miles Northwest of Crawford, NE is Toadstool Park. Hard limestone formed over softer volcanic material which is eroding faster than the limestone.
Getting there is part of the fun. Bully gate guards bar the way.
There are other ways but I preferred this one. The other follows railroad tracks and is rough with heavy truck traffic.
From a fairly level prairie, the terrain gets seriously rugged.
At my age and level of physical fitness, a 14 mile jaunt climbing steep hills isn't happening. Yes, people my age are running marathons and swimming the English Channel. Bless their hearts.
Instead I took the easy path.
Still lots to see.
When the Yellowstone super volcano covers this area in several feet of ash, these tracks may become fossilized. Fast forward a couple of million years and some sentient being will be looking at them and going WTF?
For those physically fit and not lazy, many more formations are higher up.
The old ranch kid in me still sees the noxious weeds, in this case, Canadian Thistle.
There is a small area with two pit toilets, shelter tables, and RV parking but no water or power.Day fee is $3 and camping $10.
Off the beaten path but well worth a visit if this is your sort of thing.