• 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

Links & Resources


Other Federal Agencies


State Historic Sites and Organizations

  • Fort Bridger State Historic Site
    This site has information on Oregon, California, Pony Express, and Mormon Trails in southwest Wyoming, and a restored military and fur trade post, museum, and outdoor exhibits.
  • Rock Creek Station State Historic Park
    Rock Creek Station State Historic Park was a road ranch catering to stages, freight lines, and emigrant traffic on the Oregon Trail. It was also a stage station and swing station for the Pony Express. It offers an interpretive center, picnic and playground areas, hiking and nature trails, Oregon Trail ruts, and modern campground.
  • Fort Kearny State Historical Park
    Fort Kearny State Historic Park was the first military post along the Oregon Trail. It has a museum, outdoor exhibits, and bookstore.
  • Ash Hollow State Historical Park
    Here you can view prominent Oregon Trail ruts, Windlass Hill, museum, and outdoor exhibits.
  • Massacre Rocks State Park
    To see Oregon Trail ruts, Register Rock, hiking trails, and also enjoy campfire programs in summer, visit Massacre Rocks State Park.
  • Three Island Crossing State Park
    Three Island Crossing State Park has brochures and information on Oregon Trail ruts/remnants in the area of Three Island Ford. It also has interpretive programs in summer.
  • The Oregon Trail Coordinating Council provides detailed information on the Oregon Trail across the state of Oregon.
  • Oregon Trail Coordinating Council
    222 NW Davis
    Suite 309
    Portland, OR 97205
  • Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
    The Eastern Oregon Visitors Association provides information on attractions and the Oregon Trail in eastern Oregon.

Private Museums and Partner Associations


Did You Know?

Devil's Gate on the Sweetwater River in the mountains of south central Wyoming.

Emigrants bound for western lands in the 1840-60s followed the Sweetwater River across Wyoming from near Fort Laramie in the southeast to Fort Bridger in the southwest passing by the Devil's Gate, a spectacular cleavage in stone that proved impassable without mountain climbing equipment. More...