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Courthouse and Jail Rocks

Route 88, Bridgeport, NE
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Use the correct dirt road!

Interesting rock formations used as landmarks during the westward migration. If you are interested... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
sc00ter44
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Detroit, Michigan
Quick, Must-See!

If you're in the area checking out Chimney Rock, you definitely need to take a quick drive over to... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
erh1121
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Juneau, Alaska
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“dirt road” (5 reviews)
“chimney rock” (8 reviews)
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Route 88, Bridgeport, NE
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Reviewed September 17, 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

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Reviewed September 14, 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!

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Reviewed May 31, 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

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Reviewed May 27, 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!

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Reviewed November 23, 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
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Reviewed September 7, 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
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Reviewed September 6, 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

3  Thank cfhkmh
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Reviewed August 23, 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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Reviewed August 19, 2016

We are photographers. One reason that we came up here is shooting the buttes and rocks. If you have a DeLorme Atlas & Gazetter. You can drive out along Nebraska Highway 88. You will find a lot of these rocks in this area. It is...More

1  Thank Gary R
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were running behind schedule on our second day of our Oregon Trail trip, so we pretty much just stopped and gawked at these famous landmarks. My grandparents lived in Scottsbluff so I grew up seeing these in the distance, but never really stopped and...More

Thank Sarah S
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ccindyk48
February 22, 2016|
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Response from Citallwic | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to see from paved roads. That is plenty enough for most people
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