Things To Do
The Wagner Perspective
Although the word "trail" is used in the name, the Pony Express NHT is not a true hiking trail. With 1,800 miles of the original route now in the hands of various private and public entities, access to trail segments depends upon the permission of the land owner. Some segments are open to the public for hiking and other means of recreation, while others are not.
Following is a list of recommended activities for the Pony Express NHT. Inquiries about segments not listed are best made locally. See the Links and Resources, the Trail Sites and Auto Tour Route driving directions pages for more information.
Short Hikes (usually less than 300 yards to trail ruts or historic sites
Long Hikes (access to extensive trail segments)
4x4 and Horse Access (extensive trail segments)
Did You Know?
During the 2002 Winter Olympics, held at Salt Lake City, Utah, Pony Express riders constructed a relay station and performed demonstrations depicting the change of horses and transferring the mochilla pouch that carried the U.S. mail from April 1860 to November 1861. More...