Scotts Bluff National Monument

Local nameScotts Bluff National Monument
LocationNebraska, USA

Scotts Bluff National Monument is located west of the City of Gering in western Nebraska, United States. This National Park Service site protects over 3,000 acres of historic overland trail remnants, mixed-grass prairie, rugged badlands, towering bluffs and riparian area along the North Platte River. The park boasts over 100,000 annual visitors.

The monument's north bluff is named after Hiram Scott, who was a clerk for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and died near the bluff in 1828. The bluff served as an important landmark on the Oregon Trail, California Trail and Pony Express Trail, and was visible at a distance from the Mormon Trail. Over 250,000 westward emigrants passed by Scotts Bluff between 1843 and 1869. It was the second-most referred to landmark on the Emigrant Trails in pioneer journals and diaries.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotts_Bluff_National_Monument

Official Website https://www.nps.gov/scbl

Phone +1 (308) 436-9700

Coordinates 41°50'4.395" N -103°42'27.373" E

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