Operating Hours & Seasons
Local brochures and guides are generally available at each trail site. An Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guide, in Acrobat Reader PDF format, can be downloaded for each of the eight states that the trail passes through. These interpretive guides are currently in development, but the Western Missouri and Northeastern Kansas and the Nebraska and Northeastern Colorado regions are available now in travel and tourism, museum and interpretive centers through these states. The "Auto Tour Route" link will provide state by state driving directions that approximate the historic route of the "Road to Oregon."
Please respect private property by staying in public areas, and help protect our national heritage by leaving trail resources undisturbed.
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Did You Know?
A few days out of Independence, Missouri, emigrants often camped here for several days in the 1840s waiting for the flooded Blue River to retreat so that they could safely cross.