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    Mormon Pioneer

    National Historic Trail IL,IA,NE,UT,WY

Auto Tour Route - Nebraska

To follow the Auto Tour Route of the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail west through Nebraska from Omaha: follow the driving directions listed below the map.


 
Map image of the auto tour route driving directions for the Mormon Pioneer NHT across Nebraska.
Map image of the auto tour route driving directions for the Mormon Pioneer NHT across Nebraska.
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To follow the trail west from Council Bluffs, Iowa:
  1. Take Interstate 29 north to Interstate 680.
  2. Take I-680 west to U.S. 75.
  3. Turn south on U.S. 75 to State Route 36 & McKinley Street.
  4. Turn west on State Route 36 to U.S. 275.
  5. Turn north on U.S. 275 to U.S. 30.
  6. Turn west onto U.S. 30 to U.S. Route 81.
  7. Turn north onto U.S. Route 81.
  8. Take U.S. 81 north to State Route 22.
  9. Turn west onto State Route 22.
  10. Take SR 22 west to State Route 14.
  11. Turn south onto State Route 14.
  12. Take SR 14 south to U.S. Route 30.
  13. Take U.S. Route 30 west to U.S. Route 26 at Ogallala.
  14. Turn west onto U.S. Route 26 to the Wyoming border.

Total original route miles in Nebraska: 511

Did You Know?

Jail in Carthage, Illinois where Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered during a riot.

Joseph Smith and several other high church leaders were jailed here and placed under the guard of local units of the Illinois State Militia. A few days later, on June 27, 1844, a mob of some 200 men stormed the Carthage jail and murdered Joseph and his brother, Hyrum Smith. More...