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 and serve as reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers. Read More

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Oregon National Historic Trail App

Follow in the footsteps of pioneers as you journey from Missouri to Oregon with the official NPS Oregon Trail app as your guide.

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Interactive Trip Planner

Find museums, interpretive centers, and historic sites using this interactive map.

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Follow the Trails

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

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Your Link to History

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

Last updated: November 14, 2019

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National Trails
Oregon National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(801) 741-1012

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