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.


Celebrating 100 Years

Scotts Bluff National Monument was established on December 12, 1919. Photo by Lindsey Keller

Mitchell Pass at sunset

Sunset through Mitchell Pass

Mitchell Pass served a "gateway to the West" for westward-bound emigrants.

Last updated: November 12, 2020

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P.O. Box 27
Gering, NE 69341


(308) 436-9700

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