4-Trails Feasibility Study - The Pony Express Trail Study Routes
The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a feasibility study to evaluate some 64 routes for possible addition to the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails. This study was authorized by Congress — in response to years of sustained public interest — under the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.
The Act describes one study route for the Pony Express National Historic Trail, a 20-mile southern alternate route between Wathena and Troy, Kansas.
Please visit the website dedicated to this project at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=31277
There you can find scoping meetings dates and locations, add your name on the project contact list, review scoping reports and other documents, enter comments, and generally follow the progress of the study.
The map below shows the general location of trail routes. Please click on the map to enlarge.
Did You Know?
Pony Express riders and Overland Stage passengers found a good source of water at Simpson Springs Station as they crossed the west desert of Utah. More...