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

    Pony Express

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

Original Route END Sign

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

This road sign should be placed where the segment of road that corresponds to the historic original route alignment of the trail ends. In many cases where the modern road deviates somewhat (is on and off of the historic trail alignment), each individual segment or minor deviation need not be identified and signed. As discussed in the description for use of the Original Route sign, proximity should be the guideline. If the historic trail proximity to the modern road can be easily perceived by the driver, it is not necessary to use this sign. If the modern road clearly deviates from the historic alignment and the historic route is no longer visible in any way, then placing a sign where the end of the historic original route ends may be appropriate and necessary.

Did You Know?

Sand Hill relay station on the Pony Express trail in Nevada

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.