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Late Cenozoic geology along the summit to museum hiking trail, Scotts Bluff National Monument, western Nebrasak

James B. Swinehart
James B. Swinehart
Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln Nebraska 68588-0517
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David B. Loope
David B. Loope
Department of Geology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0340
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January 01, 1987


Scotts Bluff National Monument is best reached by starting from the junction of Nebraska 71 and 92 in downtown Gering, Nebraska, and proceeding westward on Nebraska 92 for 2.4 mi(3.4 km) to the visitor center (Fig.1). The monument is open from 8 A.M. to 8 p. M. Memorial Day to Labor Day, 8 A.M. to 6 p. M. Labor Day to October 1, and 8 A.M. to 5 p. M. October 1 to Memorial Day. Educational groups are not charged the nominal usage fee for admittance to the summit road and parking(Fig.2). Please stay on the trails and note that collecting rocks or other items is prohibited without a permit from the National Park service.

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DNAG, Centennial Field Guides

North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America

Geological Society of America
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January 01, 1987




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