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?
After struggling across nearly 100 miles of salt flats and soft, wet sand in Utah's Great Salt Lake Desert in the late summer of 1846, the Donner-Reed wagon train reached the Silver Mountains and fresh water just north of this location along Interstate 80 near the Nevada/Utah border. More...