Scotts Bluff National Monument preserves 3,003 acres of unusual landforms, prairie habitat and historic trails.
The visitor center has museum exhibits and an introductory film. There is also a bookstore inside. Restrooms are located outside, to the east of the main building. Soda and bottled water machines are available between the restrooms, next to the Visitor Center. There is a water bottle filling station in the visitor center and a drinking fountain and spigot near the Saddle Rock trailhead and restrooms. All facilities are at the visitor center, take care of your needs before going to the top of the bluff. Sheltered picnic tables are located in the overflow parking area. Campgrounds are located in town, the monument does not have any.
Summit Road (Open year-round)
Built in the 1930's, the road to the summit is narrow and runs through three vehicular tunnels.
Vehicle height and length restrictions are in effect for the Summit Road. Vehicles longer than 25 feet and/or higher than 11 feet 7 inches are prohibited. All trailers are prohibited.
Visitors have the option to access the summit using our Summit Shuttle.
NOTE: Hiking or bicycling on the Summit Road is only allowed during daylight hours when closed to vehicular traffic. (Before 8 a.m. and after 5:30 in winter; after 7:30 in summer)
The monument trails are open from sunrise to sunset, and the entrance station gates are locked at sunset.
If you are planning to hike, be sure to bring plenty of water and appropriate clothing for the time of year.
Please do not disturb wildlife, or deface natural features.
In addition, climbing on rock faces is prohibited.
Horseback riding is permitted; however, riding on or adjacent to the remnants of the Oregon Trail, the paved trails, the Summit Road, and parking lots is prohibited.
Last updated: March 3, 2016