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?
Rivers played an important role in establishing the 1840s - 1860s Emigrant Road to Oregon and California. In general, the route left the Missouri River to follow the Platte, then the Sweetwater to the Bear, the Snake and then either North to the Columbia or South to the Humboldt. More...