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.
The north face of Scotts Bluff shows more geological history than any other place in Nebraska and many fossils have been found in the badlands.Read More
Immerse yourself in living history, listen to talented performers during Music at the Monument, discover the park during ranger talks and more.Read More
How did Scotts Bluff become a national monument? Who built the road and buildings? Learn about the beginnings of the park.Read More
William Henry Jackson
Although best known for his photography that brought Yellowstone to public notice, William Henry Jackson was a man of many talents.Read More
Did You Know?
Climbing Dome Rock at Scotts Bluff National Monument is extremely dangerous and is prohibited because of the crumbly nature of the Brule clay formation that makes up its steep walls.