When we stopped for a break, we learned that we were on a historic trail.
We stayed at the KOA (TL rating of 24, $25/night). It wasn't all that great. Kinda sterile. Looking at the TL directory it seemed to be the best bet. We rode by the Robidoux Pass Campground, (TL rating of 22.5, last years rates of$15-20). It looked nicer than the KOA.
Scotts Bluff National Monument was a small, friendly pleasant place. It's all about the Oregon Trail and the migration west. They had a excellent slide show and good, small museum.
Can you see the traces of the Oregon Trail?
There was this fellow up on top of the bluff who told me about Roubadeau Pass. We headed that way but it was 10 miles of washboard gravel road so we passed.
As an oh by the way... I didn't pick up on the fact that Roubadeau Pass is on the sign and map that I included above. I won't tell you how I thought it was spelled, but we did recognize it when we say the road sign pointing to it. The folks at Robidoux Pass Campground spell about like I do.
And, in case you were wondering, Scotts Bluff (two words) National Monument is located near the town of Scottsbluff (one word).
The geological feature most mentioned by the travelers in their journals was chimney rock. We passed by it the next day.
Trip Home and Harold Warp's Pioneer Village