Rockslide at Monument Closes Summit Road and Saddle Rock Trail

Rockslide at Monument Closes Summit Road and Saddle Rock Trail
Image- Heavy machinery clears debris off of the Scotts Bluff Summit Road. NPS/Chance Phillips.
April 7th, 2021 | Ryan Murphy

Mother Nature is keeping crews at Scotts Bluff National Monument busy this Wednesday.

Staff says that due to major rockfalls, both the Scotts Bluff Summit Road and the Saddle Rock Trail are currently closed, but maintenance crews are working to clear debris off of both.

When they are clear and conditions are deemed safe for travel, they will reopen both the road and trail. The Scotts Bluff National Monument visitor center remains open.

KNEB News Director Scott Miller spoke with Superintendent Dan Morford this morning to discuss what transpired:

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