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

    Pony Express

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

Maps

Choose one of the following or scroll down the page: GIS Interactive Map - Auto Tour Route Highway Map - State Highway Maps

 
A color, topographical map of the entire Pony Express NHT is available as an Acrobat PDF document (1.01mb) for download. Because the nearly 1900 mile long trail covers eight states, this map measures approximately 50" x 11".
 
Driving directions for following the Pony Express NHT by automobile are available using the state links below. These simple maps include driving directions that approximate the historic Pony Express route between St. Joseph, Missouri & Sacramento, California.


Missouri Kansas
Nebraska Colorado
Wyoming Utah
Nevada California

 
Map image showing the general route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail.
Map image showing the general route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail.
NPS Image
 
Map Legend.
Map Legend.
 
GIS interactive map page

National historic trails interactive map viewer

GIS Interactive Map

The National Park Service Geographic Resources Program hosts an interactive trails map viewer. Choose the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and then zoom in to find the details you need for trip planning.

Click here for the interactive trails
map viewer.

Tip: There are menu options at the top right and top left of the map viewer.

The top right menu allows you to look at the trail overlaid on street, topographic, or imagery maps. The top left menu lists functions you can give to the map - measure distance, make a printable map, and more.

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.