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 »
Soap Box Derby
Scotts Bluff National Monument will be hosting a commemorative Soap Box Derby race on Saturday July 7th beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running until all heats have been completed.This special event will be the first time a fully sanctioned race has been held at the park since 1951 and is being held in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the completion of the historic Summit Road at the Monument, the 75th anniversary of the All American Soap Box Derby program out of Akron, Ohio as well as the 125th anniversary of the City of Gering.The public is invited to view the derby cars in the pit area and spend the day enjoying a time honored tradition.
The public is advised that the Summit Road will be closed to vehicle usage during the event; however modified park shuttle service will be available.Scotts Bluff National Monument invites anyone who had raced in a derby at the monument from 1939 to 1951 to call Kevin Haberman (308-436-9725) or AJ Legault (308-436-9716) in order to attend the event as a special alumni guest of the park.
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.