A tan building sits on the right, with a green grass lawn in front and visitors in the background and a large rock formation in back.
Scotts Bluff National Monument is located in Nebraska and provides visitors with trails, a visitor center, and landmarks to enjoy.

Those portions of the Oregon National Historic Trail authorized by Congress include more than 2,000 miles of historic trail that was once the primary "road" taken by families, enterprising business managers, and fortune hunters who chose to make a new life northwest frontier. The route passes through seven states from Missouri to Oregon/Washington.

Auto Tour Route driving directions take visitors along modern highways that approximate or closely parallel the historic route taken by emigrant wagon trains during the 1840s to the 1870s.

The Links and Resources page provides useful contact information for local land and/or site managing agencies and organizations along the route.

The page of Suggested Trail Sites to Visit will also be of value for first time visitors.

State by state Auto Tour Route (ATR) Interpretive Guides provide an interpretive history of the trail through each state along with directions to sites where trail related interpretive media and/or educational programs may be found. As they are developed, the Interpretive Guides will be available at trail related sites, state Welcome Centers, and museums in each state. Electronic copies of these Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides are also available on the website to download to your computer as Acrobat Reader PDF documents.

Last updated: February 12, 2019

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Mailing Address:

National Trails Intermountain Region
Oregon National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(801) 741-1012

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