Basic Information

GIS Data and Information
For Geographic Information System data regarding the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, please visit National Trails Resource Information Management.


Trail sites are located across 1,300 miles and 5 states. The Trail is administered by the NPS office located at:


Hikers walk a path surrounded by pine trees on the side of a hill in Ash Hollow, Nebraska.
Hikers walk at Ash Hollow State Historical Park on the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail in Nebraska.

Trail Administration

The Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail was designated by Congress in 1978 and is administered by the National Park Service as a component of the National Trails System. This historic trail commemorates the 1846-47 journey of the Mormon people from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. The designated corridor is almost 1,300 miles long and the land it runs through is managed by private, state, local, federal, and nonprofit landowners. Trail sites are in private, municipal, tribal, federal, or state ownership. Please ask for permission before visiting any trail sites on private lands and check with public sites for visiting hours and regulations.

Protect the Trail

To foster trail preservation, do not use metal detectors, dig at sites, collect artifacts, or remove anything. Please respect these historic places.


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Last updated: March 18, 2020

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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

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