• Chimney Rock was an important emigrant landmark in western Nebraska

    California

    National Historic Trail CA,CO,ID,KS,MO,NE,NV,OR,UT,WY

Permits

While the California National Historic Trail is not a fee area of the National Park Service, some sections of the trail will fall within lands administered by other federal agencies that do require fees or permits. Also, nominal fees may be charged at some trail-related state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities.

Did You Know?

Oregon, California, & Mormon emigrants, as well as Pony Express riders traveled over South Pass, Wyoming

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...