• 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 - Missouri

Below the map are driving directions to follow the auto tour route of the California National Historic Trail west from Missouri
 
Missouri Auto Tour Route map.
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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?

Bubbling carbonated waters of Sulphur Springs Lake near Soda Springs in Southeastern Idaho.

1840s Pioneers to California followed the road to Oregon through Southeastern Idaho before heading Southwest to the Humboldt River. The Soda Springs area of Idaho had many natural wonders never seen by most of these emigrants. Many remarked about its wonderfully tasting carbonated waters. More...