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Point of Rocks, Nebraska

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The location of Point of Rocks

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Point of Rocks.

This page contains six sections:

Around Point of Rocks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Scottsbluff. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Point of Rocks. Scottsbluff has a population of 14,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sterling (CO). It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the south of Point of Rocks and has a population of 14,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Point of Rocks and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Fleming (CO)   [Map]   407   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Haxtun (CO)   [Map]   914   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ovid (CO)   [Map]   314   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bayard   [Map]   1,140   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   1,520   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Chappell   [Map]   900   E   41 miles [66 km]
Gering   [Map]   8,319   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kimball   [Map]   2,361   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lodgepole   [Map]   301   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Minatare   [Map]   803   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Oshkosh   [Map]   814   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Potter   [Map]   320   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sidney   [Map]   6,620   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Terrytown   [Map]   1,185   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pine Bluffs (WY)   [Map]   1,142   W   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Crook (CO)   [Map]   107   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Iliff (CO)   [Map]   263   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Padroni (CO)   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Peetz (CO)   [Map]   236   S   18 miles [29 km]
Broadwater   [Map]   121   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Brownson   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bushnell   [Map]   117   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cisco   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dalton   [Map]   299   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dix   [Map]   241   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gurley   [Map]   202   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Harrisburg   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lorenzo   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Redington   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sunol   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Point of Rocks, please visit our County-by-County Page for Point of Rocks.

Cheyenne County ...

Point of Rocks is located in Cheyenne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cheyenne County: Logan (CO), Sedgwick (CO), Banner, Deuel, Garden, Kimball & Morrill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Point of Rocks ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Point of Rocks.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Point of Rocks. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Point of Rocks. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Nebraska

    Nebraska Tourism
    Parks for Nebraska

    Fishing in Nebraska
    Hunting in Nebraska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Nebraska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Nebraska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Nebraska

Airports Near Point of Rocks ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Point of Rocks.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Sidney Muni. (SNY/KSNY)   [Map]   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kimball Muni. (ICAO: KIBM)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Billy G. Ray Fld. (FAA ID: CNP)   [Map]   ESE   41 miles [66 km]
Sterling Muni. (FAA ID: STK)   [Map]   S   41 miles [66 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Point of Rocks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Point of Rocks. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Denver Intl.  (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   SW   119 miles [191.5 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni.  (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   SSW   182 miles [292.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Western Nebraska Rgnl.  (BFF/KBFF)   [Map]   NNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Alliance Muni. (AIA/KAIA)   [Map]   NNE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Cheyenne Rgnl.  (CYS/KCYS)   [Map]   W   81 miles [130.4 km]
Fort Collins - Loveland Muni.  (FNL/KFNL)   [Map]   WSW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sidney Muni. (SNY/KSNY)   [Map]   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kimball Muni. (ICAO: KIBM)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Billy G. Ray Fld. (FAA ID: CNP)   [Map]   ESE   41 miles [66 km]
Sterling Muni. (FAA ID: STK)   [Map]   S   41 miles [66 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
  Website for Denver International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
City of Colorado Springs Muni.   (COS/KCOS)   [Map]
  Website for City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Western Nebraska Rgnl.   (BFF/KBFF)   [Map]
  Website for Western Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Alliance Muni.   (AIA/KAIA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cheyenne Rgnl.   (CYS/KCYS)   [Map]
  Website for Cheyenne Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort Collins - Loveland Muni.   (FNL/KFNL)   [Map]
  Website for Fort Collins - Loveland Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chadron Muni.   (CDR/KCDR)   [Map]
  Website for Chadron Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sidney Muni.   (SNY/KSNY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kimball Muni.   (ICAO: KIBM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Cheyenne County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Point of Rocks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cheyenne County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Point of Rocks.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Point of Rocks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point of Rocks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2103, Longitude: -103.2460     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Point of Rocks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Point of Rocks), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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