The Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails all followed the Platte River westward through Nebraska, guiding a quarter million emigrants between 1843 and 1869. Scotts Bluff was the first geographic challenge they'd encounter on their journey, and is now a National Monument. In this week's Grand Adventure we explore Scotts Bluff's history, the twin towns of Scottsbluff and Gering, the Wildcat Hills, Lake Minatare, and RV camping opportunities throughout the area, so come along!
Filmed: September 10-14, 2023
- 0:00 Intro
- 0:53 The Great Platte River Road
- 2:08 Chimney Rock
- 2:36 Scotts Bluff
- 3:28 Robidoux Pass & pioneer graves
- 4:13 Mitchell Pass
- 4:42 Scotts Bluff National Monument
- 8:10 Scottsbluff, Nebraska
- 9:18 Riverside Park camping
- 12:22 Zoe diabetes
- 13:38 Robidoux RV Park
- 14:16 Wildcat Hills
- 15:03 Lake Minatare
- 15:50 Wrap-up and what's next
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Our campsite https://maps.app.goo.gl/RHRhyxdYsD6NGNRh7
- Scotts Bluff National Monument https://www.nps.gov/scbl
- Visit Western Nebraska https://westnebraska.com/
- Riverside Park Campground https://www.scottsbluff.org/government/parks_and_rec/campground.php
- Robidoux RV Park https://www.gering.org/robidoux-rv-park
- Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area https://outdoornebraska.gov/location/wildcat-hills/
- Lake Minatare State Recreation Area https://outdoornebraska.gov/location/lake-minatare/
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