From Gering, Nebraska go west on Old Oregon Trail Road for about 1 mile. Turn left into the Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitors center driveway, drive on the Summit Road to the parking lot. Walk on the path to the south overlook (about 1/2 mile of paved trail.
The Oregon Trail through this Bluff named Scotts Bluff after a fur trapper named Hiram Scott that died here in the 1820's. This is the pretty part of Nebraska looking nothing like the view from interstate 80.
This was taken from the south overlook of Scotts Bluff National Monument near Gering, Nebraska. Normally closed at night they open it up during Christmas so you cans see the Christmas lights in the North Platte River valley below. I used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel (the original) set at ISO 1600 for 30 seconds f5.6 with a tripod The lights on the side of the bluff is a car driving up to a tunnel.