• Stone Ruins at the Sand Springs Pony Express Station in Nevada

    Pony Express

    National Historic Trail CA,CO,KS,MO,NE,NV,UT,WY

Garden Pass

Garden Pass is in Eureka County, Nevada. Check out a section of the Pony Express Trail on Bureau of Land Management lands where you can ride, hike, or drive part of the original route.

 
pony express exhibit

Rugged Men, Rigorous Rides
Read about the men who rode the ponies and about five Pony Express station sites that you can visit today! (1.65 MB pdf)

 
pony express exhibit

The Crowd Cheered On . . .
Find out how the Pony Express came to be and why its existence was short lived. (548 KB pdf)

Did You Know?

Pony Express riders carried official mail in a mochila that fit over the saddle.

To carry the U.S. Mail across 1800 miles of wilderness, Pony Express riders changed horses about every 12-15 miles. At each station, the rider would quickly take the mochila with mail pouches from his saddle and throw it onto the saddle of the fresh horse - and off he went. More...