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

    Pony Express

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

Fees & Reservations

Entrance and parking fees may be charged at some locations and hours vary at the discretion of the site administrator. Large groups are encouraged to make prior arrangements for tours, where available. Please respect private property by staying in public areas, and help protect our national heritage by leaving trail resources undisturbed.

There are no fees collected by the National Park Service for visiting the national historic trails, but some trail resources and sites are on federal lands managed by other agencies that do collect these fees. If you plan to visit a number of National Parks and Federal Land Management areas that have fees in the current year, you may want to purchase an America the Beautiful Pass.

The Links & Resources page of the website maintains a partial list of contact information for site managers as well as a bibliography of suggested reading materials.

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...