Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: June 16, 2022

This famous 325-foot-tall rock formation with a 120-foot spire is a nationally recognized landmark on the Oregon Trail used by pioneers in the 1800’s heading west to California. The rock located above the North Platte River Valley, signaled to covered wagon trains that near here was the end of the prairies and the trail became more steep and rugged heading west. We hiked a half mile trail around the visitor center and prairie on the lookout for rattlesnakes. The trail to the base of Chimney Rock is closed to protect the rock.

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