Scotts Bluff on their way west on the Emigrant Trail to Oregon, and later California and Utah. Wagon trains used the bluff as a major landmark for navigation. The trail passed through Mitchell Pass, a gap in the bluffs flanked by two large cliffs. Passage through Mitchell Pass became a significant milestone for many wagon trains on their way westward.
Oregon National Historic Trail, Missouri to Oregon - The “Oregon Trail” in Sweetwater County (and much of Wyoming) is actually four National Historic Trails in one corridor— Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California and Pony Express.