Places To Go

The Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail Interactive Map!

Here's a fun, exciting way to find places to visit. Zoom in to find a location. Click on the yellow balloon of your choice to see the site name, address, access, image, and website. Note: Not all sites have images (yet).


There are many places of history and commemoration on the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail to visit. Museums, interpretive centers, and historic sites provide information and interpretation. Please contact each site before you go to obtain current information on closures, changes in hours, and fees.

Register Cliff near Guernsey, Wyoming.

The Wagner Perspective

Selected Sites on the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Following is a list of suggested activities for visiting the Mormon Pioneer NHT. Inquiries about trail segments not listed are best made locally. See the Links and Resources and Trail Sites to Visit pages for more information, and the Auto Tour Route pages for driving directions through each state.


The National Park Service does not offer any camping facilities along the trail. Inquire locally (see Links and Resources page).

Short Hikes (usually less than 300 yards to trail ruts or historic sites)

Long Hikes (access to extensive trail segments)

  • South Pass Segment: Independence Rock to Parting of the Ways, 125 miles
  • South Pass near South Pass City, WY
  • Little Emigration Canyon: Mormon Flat to Big Mountain, 4.5 miles

4x4 and Horse Access (extensive trail segments)

  • Oregon Trail Road: Mills, WY to WYO-220 just north of Independence Rock, 41.5 miles
  • South Pass Segment: Independence Rock to Parting of the Ways, 125 miles
  • Parting of the Ways: end of the South Pass segment
  • Fort Bridger to Muddy Creek: approx. 14 miles

Trail Museums

Last updated: December 14, 2017

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