• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

    California

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

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.
 
Auto Tour Route driving directions across Colorado.
Auto Tour Route driving directions across Colorado.
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From western Nebraska through Julesburg, CO and westward toward Wyoming:

1. Take U.S. Route 138 west from Big Springs, NE through Julesburg, CO to U.S. Route 385.
2. Turn north onto U.S. Route 385 and follow into Nebraska to U.S. 30 west.

Total original route miles in Colorado: 16

Did You Know?

Scotts Bluff in western Nebraska. Most emigrants view this as they trekked westward.

The National Trails System is a network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968. These trails provide for outdoor recreation needs, promote the enjoyment, appreciation, and preservation of historic resources, and encourage public access. More...