People have lived in the Scotts Bluff region long before the monument was established in 1919. Several locations in the area have significant connections to the monument and the historic trails that passed through lands now in the monument. Learn more about these special places near Scotts Bluff and the history behind them.
The sandstone spire of Chimney Rock rises above the Nebraska plains.
Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock was a major landmark for emigrants traveling west on the Great Platte River Road.

A watercolor painting depicts a fort with soldiers approaching and a gap between two bluffs.
Fort Mitchell

Fort Mitchell was located just northwest of Scotts Bluff along the route of the emigrant trails.

A squared log building with a round sandstone formation behind it.
Robidoux Pass

Learn more about Robidoux Pass, the preferred route of emigrants in the Scotts Bluff area before 1851.

A black and white photo of a headstone, surrounded by a pipe fence, located next to railroad tracks.
Rebecca Winters' Grave

Visit one of the few marked grave sites located along the Emigrant Trails.

Last updated: October 24, 2023

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