• Sentinal and Eagle Rocks

    Scotts Bluff

    National Monument Nebraska

Outdoor Activities

Covered wagon with Eagle Rock in the background

Photo by Jonathan S. Garcia

  • Drive the historic Summit Road.
  • Ride the guided Summit Shuttle to the top of Scotts Bluff.
  • Hike the 1.6 mile Saddle Rock Trail to the summit.
  • At the summit, hike the 1/2 mile North Overlook Trail to see the badlands area, the city of Scottsbluff, and the North Platte River Valley or the 1/8 mile South Overlook Trail to view the Oregon Trail, Mitchell Pass, and the Visitor Center.
  • View the covered wagons and walk the Oregon Trail Pathway to see remnants of the trail.
  • Experience the living history program in the summer.
  • Participate in a ranger-led, interpretive hike in the summer.
  • Enjoy a picnic with a spectacular view at the new picnic area near the visitor center.

Did You Know?

Living History Demonstration.  Summer 2006

The first living history demonstration (Pioneer Campsite) was held at the Monument in 1971 and was conducted by volunteers and Park Rangers.