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Ride the Scotts Bluff Summit Shuttle

A passenger boards a shuttle bus, while another waits for his turn.
The Summit Shuttle offers an alternate way of getting to the summit of Scotts Bluff.

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Due to COVID-19, the Summit Shuttle will NOT be available for at least the start of 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Summit Shuttle is available to visitors seasonally and depending on staffing availability. During the 7-10 minute drive, a park ranger will share stories about the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the park.

Since the Summit Road is a protected mountain road, with three tunnels and many sharp turns, it cannot accommodate large vehicles or trailers.The Summit Shuttle provides an opportunity to visit the summit and overlook trails. Visitors may also want to take advantage of the shuttle to hike one way on the Saddle Rock Trail. The height limits of the Summit Road are 11 feet, 7 inches high due to the three tunnels and the length limit is 25 feet due to the hairpin turns.The shuttle accommodates up to 12 people or eight people and one person in a wheelchair.
Details
The ride up to the summit of Scotts Bluff takes approximately 7 to 10 minutes. If you plan on taking the shuttle back down, plan on about an hour for the rides up and down, along with some time to enjoy the overlooks on the summit.
The Summit Shuttle is a 7-10 minute drive up to the summit of Scotts Bluff. in a 12 passenger bus. During the ride a park ranger will share stories about the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the park.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The Summit Shuttle is offered during the peak summer season when there is sufficient staff.
The Summit Shuttle is offered during the hours when the Scotts Bluff Visitor Center is open to the public and staffing allows. 
Accessibility Information
The Summit Shuttle can accomodate one wheelchair user per trip. 

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Last updated: February 24, 2022