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Drive the Scotts Bluff Summit Road

A car approaches a tunnel on a steep, winding road.

Scotts Bluff National Monument

A car approaches a tunnel on steep, winding road
A car approaches Tunnel 2 on the Scotts Bluff Summit Road.

NPS/Eric Grunwald

Built in the 1930's, the Summit Road is the oldest concrete road in the State of Nebraska and gives visitors a chance to reach the top of the bluff by automobile. This 1.6 mile drive features scenic views and the only three vehicular tunnels in the state. It is narrow with sharp curves.

  • Vehicles longer than 25 feet and/or higher than 11 feet 7 inches are prohibited. All trailers are prohibited.
  • Hiking or bicycling on the Summit Road is only allowed during daylight hours when closed to motorized vehicular traffic.

Scotts Bluff Summit Road Hours

Last updated: September 11, 2023