Nebraska Hiking, Nature March 21, 2020
by Lea Monroe Hike Through Ancient Bluffs In Nebraska For An Incredible Adventure
One of the most exciting things about living here in Nebraska is that all around us, you can uncover fascinating pieces of history. While it’s always nice to keep one of our fantastic museums in mind for a cold and rainy day, there’s nothing quite like stretching your legs and getting outdoors to get an up-close look at a part of the past. If you’re ready to enjoy some fresh air and an intriguing hiking trail that will leave you in awe, then there’s no better place to plan a trip to than this one national monument. See for yourself!
Taking you out to both a beautiful and truly fascinating area of Nebraska, our Scotts Bluff National Monument is a scenic area of our state that you simply cannot miss out on exploring.
Inside the more than 3,000-acres that make up this national monument, you'll find several hiking trails that will all lead you to beautiful pieces of history.
However, there's one trail inparticular here at Scotts Bluff that you'll want to be sure you cross off of your Nebraska bucket list and that's the Saddle Rock Trail!
Only 1.6-miles each way, the just over 3-mile long trail makes for a wonderful afternoon adventure that you can enjoy with the entire family.
Grab a pair of your favorite sturdy shoes and begin your hike along the Saddle Rock Trail, where over 435-feet of elevation you'll hike along paved trailways, pass through a pedestrian tunnel made of stone...
...hike through incredible pieces of our state's history that will leave you in awe, and of course, make your way through our bluffs. How amazing of an adventure does this sound?
Taking you back to a much different time, the hike starts at the park's Visitor Center and leads you up to sweeping views of the Scotts Bluff National Monument - made up of two separate bluffs and
five major outcroppings that will blow you away.
To find out more about hiking through Nebraska's Scotts Bluff National Monument and the Saddle Rock Trail,
If you’re ready to uncover more adventures in our state that wonderfully mix both the outdoors and our history, then you’ll want to be sure to read about how Nebraska’s Old Wolf Oak Tree Is One Of The Oldest Living Things In America!
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