• 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?

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

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