In the great plains of Nebraska, 800 feet above the North Platte River, Scott’s Bluff stands tall, as it did when the Americans pioneers traveled in their covered wagons towards the promise of the west.
The bluff towers alongside several different western expansion trails: the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails. As a visitor, you can walk the Oregon Trail Pathway. Covered wagons mark the trailhead, and the walk includes remnants of the original Oregon Trail.
Drive to the summit on the scenic Summit Road or hike there on the Saddle Rock Trail. At the top, look out over the flat North Platte River Valley and imagine the experience of the pioneers who traveled past Scott’s Bluff.
Did You Know
William Henry Jackson was a pioneer photographer and artist and the first to photograph Yellowstone and the Teton Range. Scott’s Bluff National Monument showcases the world’s largest collection of his work.