A paved road to the summit of Mitchell Pass

Mitchell Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.277m (4,189ft) above the sea level located in Scotts Bluff County, on the western border of the U.S. state of Nebraska.

Mitchell Pass

Located within the Scotts Bluff National Monument, the scenic road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Old Oregon Trail (Nebraska Highway 92). The road to the summit was built in 1851, replacing Robidoux Pass as the preferred route through the hills on the Emigrant Trail.

The pass road is 11.58km (7.2 miles) long, running north-southeast from NE-92 to Gering, a city in, and the county seat of Scotts Bluff County, in the Panhandle region.