Scott's Bluff

Place Name: Scottsbluff National Monument

Place Description: State: Nebraska
Date: 10/24/2018
Elevation: 4,649 Feet
Prominence: 468 Feet
Miles: 1.0
Elevation Gain: 32 Feet
Lists: None

  • Difficulty
  • Solitude
  • Kid Friendly
  • Summit Views

Easy Stroll In The National Monument

After the windy drive up the bluff, park at the top and walk 1/2 mile down the paved trail for the vast views of the surrounding plains.



  • Easy walk
  • Lots of deer in the area
  • Beautiful national monument


  • Easy to get too
  • Hot
  • Be rattlesnake aware

Quick little paved trail from the parking lot at the top of the monument. It takes you out to a nice overlook of the towns of Scottsbluff and Gering with long views over the surrounding prairie. You could see out to Laramie Peak in Wyoming and to the east, Chimney Rock. If we had more time, doing the 3-mile roundtrip hike from the ranger station at the bottom would have been a fun option. Maybe next time!