Westward Migration

Imagine yourself an emigrant headed for Oregon: would promises of lush farmlands and a new beginning lure you to leave home and walk for weeks? More than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen along the Oregon National Historic Trail in six states-reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers.

grassy area with dirt road, an emigrant wagon, and a woman

Your Link to History

Follow the stories of people and places on the trail. Read in-depth research.

A pointed bluff landmark sticks out above a flat valley with large green shrubs.

Follow the Trails

Visit the trails using our Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides that provide directions where visitors will find trail remnants.

Graphic featuring the 'Find Your Park' logo and text

Your Centennial on the Trail

Celebrate the centennial with us! We invite you to participate in trail experiences and events to learn, be inspired, or simply have fun!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Trails Intermountain Region
Oregon National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(801) 741-1012

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