“A landmark for many peoples”
Towering 800 feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has served as a landmark for peoples from Native Americans to emigrants on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails to modern travelers. Rich with geological and paleontological history as well as human history, there is much to discover while exploring the 3,000 acres of Scotts Bluff National Monument.
It’s pretty dramatic. You can even drive to the top to see the view. And there’s a hike up thru a cave that looked exciting.
Great stop! We were there for several hours, much longer than anticipated. The little museum has a great video about the area and quite a bit of history. The views from the top of the bluff are incredible (we drove up). The park ranger was very knowledgeable and my kids had a great time doing the junior park ranger program.
Take an hour or more and explore my family had fun. We drove to top and then half of us walked the 1.5 mile down. Don’t forget to walk briefly on the Oregon Trail and see the oxen and stagecoaches. Had a nice place for picnic too
best short stop ever! magnificent views!
Probably not worth the drive all the way out here just for the Bluff, but if you are driving past then stop and climb on up. The views from the top are pretty incredible.
You can drive up to the top and enjoy the view and follow the paved trails. You can also walk/hike up from the visitor sentence. Great view.
a must stop! this place has the most amazing views. Short trails and breathtaking views.
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Scotts Bluff National Monument
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Good for hiking.
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