• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

    California

    National Historic Trail CA,CO,ID,KS,MO,NE,NV,OR,UT,WY

Challenge Cost Share Program Past Projects

Three upright exhibit waysides covered by an orange-roofed shelter on cobblestone bases.

CCSP funded an outdoor kiosk shelter with wayside exhibits about the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California National Historic Trails in Gardner, Kansas.

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Through the Challenge Cost Share Program (CCSP), the NPS assists and supports the work of its partners. The types of projects are wide-ranging, but always related to national historic trails. These include projects involving original research on trail-related topics, development of outdoor wayside exhibits, resource preservation activities, or creation of educational materials.

View a list of past projects (PDF) funded by the National Trails Intermountain Region, with staff in Santa Fe and Salt Lake City.

In case you didn't know, staff with the National Trails Intermountain Region administer nine national historic trails:

California National Historic Trail

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Old Spanish National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)

Oregon National Historic Trail

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Did You Know?

Oregon, California, & Mormon emigrants, as well as Pony Express riders traveled over South Pass, Wyoming

Until discovered by William Sublette in the 1830s, most Americans thought the Rocky Mountains were impassable. Lewis and Clark passed through the Rockies north of this location, via the Missouri River in 1805. More...