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Glad we took that back road

I wasn't sure what these locations were on the tourist map. I took the back road (state 88) to get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cassandra M
Natural Wonders

These two natural buttes were mileposts on the Oregon Trail. The settlers were a good way into... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Portsmouth, Virginia
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Route 88, Bridgeport, NE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what these locations were on the tourist map. I took the back road (state 88) to get to the interstate, traveling to Cheyenne. They were amazing formations that were landmarks on many of the historic trails. Western NE has great formations.

Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 2 July 2018

These two natural buttes were mileposts on the Oregon Trail. The settlers were a good way into trail and these rocks are visible for over 20 miles. It was worth the trip.

Thank JayB1r
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Interesting rock formations used as landmarks during the westward migration. If you are interested in climbing or for a closer view, do not take the dirt "road" adjacent to the historical marker/sign. That is a farmer's access to his property. About a quarter mile or...More

1  Thank sc00ter44
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you're in the area checking out Chimney Rock, you definitely need to take a quick drive over to Courthouse and Jail Rocks. It's an easy drive right up to them and you can even get a fun climb in. Recommended!

Thank erh1121
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Thankful that our motel owner recommended we drive out to see this outstanding rock formation where the Mormon and California Trails split. The road to get there was a mere dirt road, but this was an awesome sight to see. Rocks up close, and beautiful...More

1  Thank Ray and Alice R
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and a challenging climb. I'm no professional climber but I love to hike. Snuck up here for the afternoon and didn't regret it. Saw many bird nesting in the rock on the south side and was startled by a snake!

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A short dirt road takes to these great rock formations. In a nice weather these rocks look amazingly beautiful. Definitely worth a detour.

1  Thank Jan R
Reviewed 7 September 2016

These landmarks are neat and worth visiting if you're in the area. It's sad but on the path to these beautiful monuments, someone had used the off-the-beaten-path location for their dumpster. Sad.

1  Thank AVWilson
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting these rocks because there's freedom to hike, climb, and enjoy the area. There are some well worn paths leading up to the structures and if you're adventurous, you can climb them for some beautiful views. The road getting there is a...More

4  Thank cfhkmh
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We hauled our travel trailer to the circular drive and hoped we would be able to drive out. In the mean time we hiked to the base and marveled at the sight. To think wagon trains used this as a guide post is amazing. We...More

2  Thank Eric M
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Response from Citallwic | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to see from paved roads. That is plenty enough for most people