How to Create Your Sign Plan
The family of roadway signs designed for the Pony Express National Historic Trail creates a unique opportunity for visitors. The signs help them find roads, trail segments, and sites where history happened. A sign's brown background alerts travelers that there's an opportunity to explore the historic trail ahead. The logo identifies places as being on the Pony Express National Historic Trail. We hope you agree and that you will partner with the National Park Service (NPS) to help travelers find the national historic trail and explore our shared heritage! These web pages are designed to assist you in creating your own sign plan. Please read the information under each subhead link below and call (see below) us with any questions.
The Sign Planning Process
The National Historic Trail Family of Signs and How to Use Them
Using the Web-based Sign Planning Tool to Create Your Sign Plan
Did You Know?
Pony Express riders generally rode their horses at full gallop for 12-15 miles before changing horses at relay stations such as this one at Sand Hill in western Nevada.