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June 01, 2017
Fur Trade in Nebraska
Humanities Nebraska speaker Darrel W. Draper will present “Nebraska: Crossroads of the Western Fur Trade” on Saturday, June 3 in the visitor center at 3:00 pm.

June 01, 2017
Saddle Rock Trail Work
Scotts Bluff National Monument would like to announce that work will begin to re-open the Saddle Rock Trail. Saddle Rock Trail will have a flurry of activity in June as crews work to widen the trail on the upper section that is undercut and clear the lower portion of debris.

April 12, 2017
National Park Week
April 15-23 is National Park Week! Check out Scotts Bluff National Monument events here.

December 22, 2016
Seeking Public Comments on Cultural Landscape Report
Scotts Bluff National Monument is soliciting comments on a draft Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) and Environmental Assessment (EA). The comment period will run through Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 5:00 pm mst. Comments can be completed on-line at, dropped off at the visitor center, or mailed to Superintendent of Scotts Bluff National Monument; PO Box 27; Gering, NE 69341.

December 21, 2016
Holiday Schedule
Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center and Summit Road will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

August 22, 2016
NPS Centennial Celebration
Scotts Bluff National Monument will celebrate the Park Service Centennial with cake and a special program.

July 28, 2016
Art by Nebraska Children to Adorn a Rocket
Kids from all over Nebraska will have their artwork displayed at Scotts Bluff National Monument as part of The Dream Rocket Project.

July 26, 2016
Solar Cars Coming Soon to Scotts Bluff National Monument
The American Solar Challenge is celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service by stopping at nine Park Service sites.

April 06, 2016
National Park Week 2016
April 16-24 is National Park Week, an annual celebration that is special this year as the National Park Service marks its 100th year. Scotts Bluff National Monument will celebrate National Park Week special events, and you’re invited!

February 03, 2016
Great Backyard Bird Count 2016
Scotts Bluff National Monument will be participating in the Nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) February 12-14, 2016. Whether you are an experienced birder or you just like to look at them, the GBBC is an event for everyone. It is also a chance to visit areas of the monument that are usually closed to vehicles.

December 22, 2015
Saddle Rock Trail Closed Due To Rock Slide
Due to a recent rock slide, Scotts Bluff National Monument will close Saddle Rock Trail indefinitely while park employees and experts assess the situation.

November 23, 2015
It Is A Victorian Christmas!
Scotts Bluff National Monument, Legacy of the Plains Museum, Chimney Rock National Historic Site and the Melbeta Post Office will be hosting a variety of activities that evoke Christmases of the past on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

October 26, 2015
Scotts Bluff National Monument Hosting Stop On American Solar Challenge
Scotts Bluff National Monument is proud to support science innovation and celebrate the National Park Service Centennial by hosting a stop on the American Solar Challenge. University teams from around the world will design and build solar-powered cars, and then drive them 1,800 miles on the open road during an 8-day rally.

October 13, 2015
Prescribed Fire Scheduled at the Monument
Depending on weather and fuel conditions, Scotts Bluff National Monument has scheduled a prescribed fire for the second half of October.

September 09, 2015
Scotts Bluff National Monument Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
New national program encourages families and classes to visit national parks. 4th graders are encouraged to bring vouchers to Scotts Bluff National Monument to redeem free annual Every Kid in a Park pass.

August 25, 2015
Birds of a Feather
Have you ever looked up and wondered what type of bird you were seeing? Come to the Monument this weekend to learn about the birds of western Nebraska.

August 18, 2015
Adventure and Tragedy on the Trail
Bad luck got you down? Come to the Monument this weekend to learn about Virginia Reed's story. Reed was a survivor of the Donner party. Her story will be told through Living History as Amanda Gibbs reminiscences this unfortunate tale.

August 11, 2015
Mapping the West
Learn about what maps the pioneers used this weekend at the Monument.

July 27, 2015
Harold Cook & Animals of the Plains
Come learn about Harold Cook, one of Scotts Bluff National Monument's prior Custodians, as well as animals that once roamed the plains this weekend at the Monument.

July 13, 2015
Women of Fort Laramie and the Story of Catherine Sager
Weekend programs at the monument.

July 01, 2015
National Parks, Fireworks Viewing, and Mud Springs This Weekend at the Monument
Come out to the Monument this weekend! There will be fireworks viewing on the evening of the 4th, a centennial program celebrating National Parks, and a program detailing the events that led to the battle of Mud Springs.

June 23, 2015
African-American Pioneers in Nebraska & a Honeymoon on the Trail
Want to learn about the lives of African-American pioneers in Nebraska? Come out to the monument this weekend to enjoy a presentation from a speaker with Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Also this weekend, the lives of the Denney's will be explored.

June 15, 2015
Pony Express, Wagon Ruts & Rebecca Winters at the Monument
Experience the Pony Express Re-Ride this Thursday at the monument. Also. join us for our weekend programs to learn about wagon ruts and Rebecca Winters.

June 08, 2015
Owl and Elephant Programs at the Monument
Want to learn about burrowing owls? Interested in what it meant to "see the elephant" on the emigrant trails? Join us this weekend in the visitor to learn more.

June 03, 2015
Opening Weekend of Summer Programs at the Monument
Come out to the Monument this weekend to enjoy the first of our many wonderful summer programs.

March 31, 2015
Scotts Bluff National Monument Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Come and "Find Your Park" by engaging in activities hosted by Scotts Bluff National Monument during National Park Week.

February 09, 2015
2015 Great Backyard Bird Count and Fee Free Weekend
Count birds for science!

January 06, 2015
Scotts Bluff National Monument Proposes Entrance Fee Increases in 2017
Entrance Fee Increase Proposed for 2017

February 11, 2014
Great Backyard Bird Count and Fee Free Weekend
Help scientists with the Great Backyeard Bird Count while enjoying free entrance to the National Parks.

January 23, 2014
Exhibit Changes at the Monument
There is a new exhibit and an old one is receiving much needed refurbishment.

January 13, 2014
Holiday Closure
Park Closed for Martin Luther King Day

December 16, 2013
Holiday Traditions
View holiday lights from the top of the bluff.

November 25, 2013
2013 Christmas on the Prairie
Experience Christmas of long ago.

July 23, 2013
Trail Plan 30 Day Comment Period
The draft Trail Plan is availailable for comment for 30 days.

April 23, 2013
Jr. Ranger Activity Day
Special activities to help kids earn their Jr. Ranger badges.

March 01, 2013
Visitors to Scotts Bluff National Monument Add Over $4 million to Local Economy
Visitors who come to see the monument spend money in the community as well.

February 07, 2013
2013 Great Backyard Bird Count at the Monument
Participate in a nationwide bird count with a ranger.

December 18, 2012
New Winter Hours at the Monument
Holiday closure and new winter hours.

December 02, 2012
Summit Open for Viewing Lights
View the holiday lights from the summit of Scotts Bluff.

September 24, 2012
National Public Lands Day - A Day to Help
Help the park eradicate invasive species!

August 28, 2012
Monument Seeks Stories
Stories needed for summit road anniversary.

August 07, 2012
Hours Change at Monument
Hours will shorten at the monument on August 12.

July 12, 2012
Smoking and Open Fire Ban
Smoking on trails and open fires are banned in the park.

July 02, 2012
Soap Box Derby
The first soap box derby at the monument in 61 years!

June 18, 2012
Pony Express Re-ride Comes Through Town
Witness a recreation of the Pony Express.

June 01, 2012
Transit of Venus
Watch Venus cross the face of the sun.

June 01, 2012
Music at the Monument
June is the month of music.

May 25, 2012
Naturalization Ceremony at the Monument
Scotts Bluff National Monument will be the site of swearing in of new U.S. Citizens.

May 21, 2012
Summer Hours and Programs Announced
Summer is almost here and it is time for longer hours at the monument. A variety of programs will be starting soon, but some of them will be on different days and at different times than in previous years.

May 21, 2012
"An Artist's Perception" Art Show Winner
Visitors chose their favorite piece of art in the "An Artist's Perception" art show.

May 15, 2012
Annular Eclipse Viewing From the Bluff
Join a ranger at the top of the bluff to learn about the eclipse during the event.

May 01, 2012
Results of "Spring Up the Bluff" Relay Race
There was a lot of excitement as the 16 teams ran and walked to the finish line.

April 23, 2012
Prescribed Burn Planned at Monument
Prescribed burn will reduce fire hazard and help native plants.

February 21, 2012
Bruff's Wake Book Signing
Author Harold James will talk about and sign his book "Bruff's Wake: J. Goldsborough Bruff and the California Gold Rush 1849-1851"

February 07, 2012
Visitors From Around the World
Scotts Bluff National Monument attracts a wide range of visitors.

January 31, 2012
15th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
Join a nationwide effort to add to the scientists knowledge about birds.

December 16, 2011
Holiday Closings at the Monument
Announcing dates of holiday closures at Scotts Bluff National Monument

December 12, 2011
2012 Bi-park Annual Passes Available
2012 bi-park annual passes for Scotts Bluff NM and Fort Laramie NHS are now available

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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