Sunset through Mitchell Pass. NPS Photo / Poffenberger
The Oregon Trail through Mitchell Pass. NPS Photo
Sunset through Mitchell Pass. NPS Photo
Snow-covered pioneer Wagon along Oregon Trail with Eagle Rock in the background. NPS Photo

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Address:
190276 Old Oregon Trail
PO Box 27
Gering, NE 69341
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Established in 1919 by Presidential Proclamations, Scotts Bluff National Monument preserves and protects over 3,000 acres of mixed-grass prairie, rugged badlands, towering bluffs, historic trail remnants and riparian area along the North Platte River. The bluff served as an important landmark for pioneers on the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer and Pony Express Trails. Visitors to Scotts Bluff National Monument can walk in the footsteps of pioneers on remnants of the Oregon Trail, drive to the top of the bluff via the Summit Road and stand in awe at the sight of the bluffs raising from the prairie. The park boasts over 100,000 annual visitors. 

Park grounds, trails and picnic area are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center and Summit Road hours vary upon season and road conditions. 


Facility Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Areas
  • Restrooms
  • Nature Trails
Group Amenities
  • Group Friendly
Parking Amenities
  • Bus / Motorcoach Parking
  • Parking Lot on Site
General Amenities
  • Family Friendly
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