SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT

About the monument

Scotts Bluff was the home of a couple of different native American tribes who travelled around this area. They don’t stayed for a long time, but often they would camp at the foot of the Bluff. Somethings changed in the 19th century. Emigrants were travelling through this area to. The emigrants wrote a lot  over this area, this is something the Native American tribes didn’t do. Most of the people who travelled through this area stopped here for a while to enjoy the nature wonders in this area. This never changed because now a days a lot of people visit the Scotts Bluff National Monument and they also enjoy the nature here.
This national monument was established in 1919 and has a long history.

 

 

 

 

Things to do in Scotts Bluff National Monument

There are a lot of things to do in this national monument. First of all you could go hiking. There are different trails, but most of the people choose to take the Saddle Rock Trail. The first part of this trail leads you through the prairies and the second part of the trail will take you up the mountain. This trail shows you different aspects of the nature in this national monument. For more information about this trail or about other trails you could visit the website of Scotts Bluff National Monument.
If you don’t want to walk the trail you could also take the Summit Shutlle that will take you to the top of Scotts Bluff. The shuttle is free and it’s a good way to reach the top of the mountain and relax. This shuttle is guided so you will learn more about the national monument.
In the summer you could take a ranger led hike and this is a great way to learn a lot about the national monument in a short time.
The national monument also has a museum called Oregon Trail Museum. In this museum are different exhibitions and you will learn a lot about the history of the national monument. There is also a 12 minute slide show about the Oregon Trail. If you want to walk this trail it’s really fun to learn about the trail first. This museum is also  a visitor center where you can get information about the park.

There are also a lot of interactive activities. If you want more information about these activities you could visit the website of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

Campground near to Scotts Bluff National Monument

There is no campground in the national monument so a great campground is the KOA campground in Cheyenne. This campground is a 90 minutes drive from the national monument, but it’s a good campground. The campground has evrything you need if you are travelling with a RV and there is also a swimmingpool, free wi-fi and other facilities. For more information about this campground you can visit the website of KOA Cheyenne.


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