• Scotts Bluff National Monument is located in western Nebraska, landmark for the Pony Express, Oregon, California and Mormon Pioneer national historic trails

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Challenge Cost Share Program Past Projects

Three upright wayside exhibits with orange-roofed shelter with cobblestone support legs.

CCSP funded an outdoor kiosk shelter with wayside exhibits about the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California National Historic Trails in Gardner, Kansas.

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Through the Challenge Cost Share Program (CCSP), the NPS assists and supports the work of its partners. The types of projects are wide-ranging, but always related to national historic trails. These include projects involving original research on trail-related topics, development of outdoor wayside exhibits, resource preservation activities, or creation of educational materials.

View a list of past projects (PDF) funded by the National Trails Intermountain Region, with staff in Santa Fe and Salt Lake City.

In case you didn't know, staff with the National Trails Intermountain Region administer nine national historic trails:

California National Historic Trail

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Old Spanish National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)

Oregon National Historic Trail

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Did You Know?

Fort Kearny was established to protect emigrant wagon trains on the Great Platte River Road of Nebraska.

For emigrants heading to the Oregon, California, & Utah Territories, the frayed eastern trail heads from the Missouri River all merged at Fort Kearny, Nebraska - their first stop to pick up supplies and make wagon repairs. More...