An American Exodus

Explore the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail across five states to see the route 70,000 Mormons traveled from 1846 to 1869 to escape religious persecution. The Pioneer Company of 1846-1847 established the first route from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, covering about 1,300 miles.


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Utah National Historic Trails Guide - Mobile Tour

Explore three national historic trails with this free tour!

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Map of new routes in the Four Trails Feasibility Study

Learn About New Potential Trail Segments

Congress has directed the NPS to evaluate whether some 64 new trail routes should be added. Learn more about the feasibility study that is underway.

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Follow the Trails

See the trail using our Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides that provide directions where visitors will find trail remnants and interpretive media.

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Visit sites on the Trail

Experience the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. Use this guide to a selection of historical sites along the trail.

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