• 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 driving directions and maps provide modern-day travelers with directions along highways that approximate the historic route of the Oregon Trail.

The Places To Go page will also be of value for first time visitors. Or visit the Brochures page to download Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides. These guides provide an interpretive history of the trail through each state along with a listing of sites where trail related interpretive media and/or educational programs may be found as well as driving directions to get there. Auto Tour Routes Guides are also available at many local state and private tourism centers.

The Links & Resources page provides useful contact information for local land and/or site managing agencies and organizations along the route as well as a bibliography of suggested reading materials.

Did You Know?

Laurel Hill descent near Mt. Hood Oregon

Emigrant wagons headed for Oregon in the 1840s-1860s tied off their wagons with ropes lashed around trees or held them back with stout logs that locked the wheels inorder to descend this rocky slope on Mt. Hood - named Laurel Hill by early travelers from the resemblance of native leaves to laurel. More...