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


    National Historic Trail ID,KS,MO,NE,OR,WY

Auto Tour Route - Wyoming

Below are driving directions to follow The Oregon National Historic Trail west through Wyoming, from Nebraska to Idaho. A simple map showing the general route is below the directions.

  1. Take U.S. Route 26 west to Interstate 25.
  2. Turn north onto Interstate 25.
  3. Take Interstate 25 west to State Route 220.
  4. Turn west onto State Route 220.
  5. Take State Route 220 to U.S. Route 287.
  6. Turn west onto U.S. Route 287.
  7. Take U.S. Route 287 west to State Route 28.
  8. Turn West onto State Route 28.
  9. Take State Route 28 west to State Route 372.
  10. Turn southeast onto State Route 372.
  11. Take State Route 372 east to Interstate 80.
  12. Turn west onto Interstate 80.
  13. Take Interstate 80 west to State Route 412.
  14. Turn north onto State Route 412.
  15. Take State Route 412 to U.S. Route 189.
  16. Turn north onto U.S. Route 189.
  17. Take U.S. Route 189 north to U.S. Route 30.
  18. Turn west onto U.S. Route 30.
Total original route miles in Wyoming: 491

Map image of the auto tour route driving directions across Wyoming.
Map image of the auto tour route driving directions across Wyoming.
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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...