Ascent of Scotts Bluff on 2010-08-03
|Date:||Tuesday, August 3, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4649 ft / 1417 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA few miles S of the town of Scottsbluff in western NE is the Scotts Bluff National Monument, whose primary physical feature is Scotts Bluff, a 500' high limestone outcrop that was used for navigation by pioneers on the Oregon and Mormon Trails. Pay $5 to enter the NM and drive an auto road to a parking lot near the summit, or hike the 1.9 mile, 500' EG Saddle Rock trail to the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||532 ft / 163 m|
| Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Route:||Saddle Rock Trail|
| Trailhead:||Scotts Bluff Visitor Center 4117 ft / 1254 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Time Up:||50 Minutes|
| Time Down:||40 Minutes|
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