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

    Pony Express

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

Crossing Sign

A brown tall rectangular highway sign with white text saying: Pony Express Trail Crossing and a triangular logo with orange and white and a blue pony rider.

Crossing signs are used to identify locations where the historic trail route crossed an existing road or highway. They help raise public awareness of the historic trail location. Ideally, these signs are used where evidence of the trail is still visible, but they may also be used where the trail is no longer visible. These signs can be used on almost all speeds and classes of roads, although you probably won't want to use them on high speed and interstate highways.

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...