Drive Right Through History At this Monumental Site In Nebraska
Nebraska’s place on the Oregon Trail is well known, but there is one part that faded into near-obscurity even while the trail was still in use by travelers.
Get there by taking Carter Canyon Road west from Gering. The road is gravel and a bit rough, and it’s recommended that you drive slowly and avoid the road during heavy rain. There may also be rattlesnakes in the area of the monument; be aware of your surroundings to avoid an unpleasant run-in. Please keep in mind that the monument is on private property, so take care to leave the place exactly as you found it.
While you’re in the area, visit the iconic Scotts Bluff Monument for even more fascinating western Nebraska history. Read all about it right here.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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