An American Exodus

Explore the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail across five states to see the 1,300-mile route traveled by Mormons who fled Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1846-1847.

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Planning a Trail Visit

Do you want to experience the trail? Learn more about where you can go, historic sites you can visit and more!

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Where is this National Historic Trail?

Take a look at interactive, historic, and trip planning maps to learn more about locations along the trail.

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What is a National Historic Trail (NHT)?

Many folks wonder what a national historic trail actually is. Hear from trail staff about how we define these important parts of history.

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Explore Digitally

View trail photo galleries, connect on social media, explore deeper on mobile apps, watch videos, and check out other digital media!

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What's New

Check out current news, events, special projects, new research, and more!

Last updated: March 10, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

National Trails Office Regions 6|7|8
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe , NM 87505

Phone:

505-988-6098

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