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.


Double rainbow behind Saddle Rock


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Saddle Rock shows geologic layers

Scientific Interest

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.

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Living history on the Oregon Trail

Interpretive Programs

Immerse yourself in living history, listen to talented performers during Music at the Monument, discover the park during ranger talks and more.

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Pouring concrete for the summit road

Monumental History

How did Scotts Bluff become a national monument? Who built the road and buildings? Learn about the beginnings of the park.

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Paved trail to South Overlook

Hike the trails

The park offers paved, pet friendly trails to all visitors.

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Young Jackson

William Henry Jackson

Although best known for his photography that brought Yellowstone to public notice, William Henry Jackson was a man of many talents.

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