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