Auto Tour Route - Colorado
Below the map are driving directions to follow the California National Historic Trail west through Colorado, from Nebraska and back to Nebraska.
From western Nebraska through Julesburg, CO and westward toward Wyoming:
Total original route miles in Colorado: 16
Did You Know?
It is estimated that between 350,000 and 500,000 people emigrated to the west between the 1840s and 1870s. They came by ox drawn wagons, on foot, & pulling hand carts until the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads completed a rail line in May of 1869 at Promotory Point in Northern Utah. More...