Auto Tour Route - Missouri
Below the map are driving directions to follow the auto tour route of the California National Historic Trail west from Missouri
From St. Joseph, Missouri:
1. Take U.S. Route 36 west.
From Independence, Missouri:
1. Take U.S. Route 24 west to Interstate 435.
2. Turn south onto Interstate 435.
3. Take Interstate 435 west into Kansas.
Total original route miles in Missouri: 18
Did You Know?
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...