• Scotts Bluff National Monument is located in western Nebraska, landmark for the Pony Express, Oregon, California and Mormon Pioneer national historic trails


    National Historic Trail ID,KS,MO,NE,OR,WY

Fees & Reservations

Entrance and parking fees may be charged at some locations and hours vary at the discretion of the site administrator/manager. Large groups are encouraged to make prior arrangements for tours, where available.

The Links & Resources page maintains a partial list of contact information for site managers as well as a bibliography of suggested reading materials.

Information about purchasing the America the Beautiful Passes is available here. There are no fees for visiting the national historic trails, but some trail resources and sites are on federal lands managed by other agencies that do collect these fees.

Please respect private property by staying in public areas, and help protect our national heritage by leaving trail resources undisturbed.

Did You Know?

Fort Kearny was established to protect emigrant wagon trains on the Great Platte River Road of Nebraska.

For emigrants heading to the Oregon, California, & Utah Territories, the frayed eastern trail heads from the Missouri River all merged at Fort Kearny, Nebraska - their first stop to pick up supplies and make wagon repairs. More...