A range of management and implementation plans are used to administer the Pony Express National Historic Trail. These documents provide overall guidance for National Park Service administrators and their partners in trail protection, development, and interpretation.
Management and Implemention Plans
Comprehensive Management and Use Plan (19.4mb pdf file)
The Comprehensive Management and Use Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (finalized in 1999) is shaped, in part, by the planning requirements found in section 5(f) of the National Trails System Act (see appendix A). It focuses on the trails’ purpose and significance, resource protection, visitor experience and use, and long-term administrative objectives.
Long-Range Interpretive Plan (2.81mb pdf file)The long-range interpretive plan (LRIP), finalized in 2010, provides an overall vision and basis for decision-making relating to interpretation and educational media.
Did You Know?
The Patee House Hotel in St. Joseph, MO, was considered a luxurious place for lodging, served as the general office for the Pony Express in 1860-1861, and lodged the pony riders who carried the U.S. mail when they were in town. More...