Ascent of Scotts Bluff on 2010-08-03

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Scotts Bluff
    Elevation:4649 ft / 1417 m

Ascent Trip Report

A 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:40 Minutes

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