Scotts Bluff National Monument Travel Guide

  • Visitors Center
    Visitors Center
    by Basaic
  • Scotts Bluff
    Scotts Bluff
    by Basaic
  • Oregon Trail
    Oregon Trail
    by Basaic

Scotts Bluff National Monument Things to Do

  • Toughluck's Profile Photo

    by Toughluck Updated Oct 3, 2007

    The drive up the bluff is rather simple, but the three tunnels and the turns offer a chance to see the surrounding rocks and countryside. For more images, see my Summit Road Travelogue. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) as a depression era project, the road allows us to visit an area of the bluffs that the pioneers seldom if ever saw. The tunnels were hand cut with picks and shovels. Along the way, you'll see wide spots on the road. Were these pull offs for visitors before traffic increased? Were they resting areas for cars that had smaller engines and poorer cooling systems, that might need to stop and cool off? The CCC also built the foot trails on the summit and leading down to the visitor center.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • National/State Park
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toughluck's Profile Photo

    by Toughluck Written Aug 28, 2007

    Located at the entrance, the Visitor Center provides an overview of the park and the experiences of the immigrants who came this way.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toughluck's Profile Photo
    Mitchell Pass from the west

    by Toughluck Written Aug 28, 2007

    Leaves from the Visitor Center passed a covered wagon. You can walk along the historic route where 350,000 others walked their way to California and Oregon.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Scotts Bluff National Monument

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

67 travelers online now

Comments

Scotts Bluff National Monument Travel Guide
Map of Scotts Bluff National Monument

View all Scotts Bluff National Monument hotels