Monument Marathon Lane Closure September 27
The morning of Saturday, September 27, the east bound lane of Old Oregon Trail will be closed from 8AM until 1PM. The park is open normal hours of 8AM -5PM. To access the park please use the west bound lane. For more info http://www.monumentmarathon.com/ More »
Annular Eclipse Viewing From the Bluff
An Annular Eclipse of the sun will take place on May 20, 2012 and the best place to see in this area it is from the top of the bluff.
Join a ranger at the top of the bluff any time between 6:30 pm and sunset to learn more about the sun, eclipses and this eclipse in particular. There will be safe solar viewing devices available for visitors to have a look at the sun as the moon moves across it. At sunset all visitors must leave the summit.
Did You Know?
The 1.6 mile Saddle Rock Trail leads hikers from the Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center to the summit. Though the wagon ruts have eroded away, the 1/2 mile Oregon Trail Pathway runs from the Visitor Center to the remnants and roadbed of the Oregon Trail.