• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

    California

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

Our Partners

The National Park Service works with federal agencies, state and local governments, organizations, tribes, and private individuals as partners to administer the California National Historic Trail. These partners help provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the significance of the trail, and assist in our efforts to protect and preserve trail resources, historic view shed, and the trail landscape.

Oregon-California Trails Association
PO Box 1019
Independence, MO 64051-0519
816-252-2276

The National Oregon/California Trail Center
P.O. Box 323
320 North 4th Street
Montpelier, ID 83254
208-847-3800

National Frontier Trails Center
318 West Pacific
Independence, MO 64050
816-325-7575

Bureau of Land Management
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
1501 North Poplar Street
Casper, WY 82601
307-261-7700

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...