What is there to do at Scotts Bluff?
Scotts Bluff National Monument preserves 3,000 acres of unusual land formations and wildlife. For a look at some of the things you can do here, please visit our Things to Do page.
Where are the wagon ruts?
Technically, we don't have wagon ruts due to erosion. To the southwest of the visitor's center, however, you can see the wagon roadbed through Mitchell Pass and hike about 1/2 mile of the actual road on our Oregon Trail Pathway.
Where's Mitchell Pass?
First used in 1851, it's about three miles west of Gering and about 300 yards from the visitor center, situated between Eagle Rock and Sentinel Rock.
What are the names of the Five Rocks?
Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, Saddle Rock, and Sentinel Rock.
How far can you see from the summit?
On a clear day, one can see approximately one hundred miles west to Laramie Peak.
What is the elevation at the summit?
4,659 feet (1,420 meters). About 800 feet above the North Platte River.