Operating Hours & Seasons

Two visitors walk on a path through sagebrush and a rock pathway leads to three exhibits facing a large brown buttress.
Sites vary greatly along the Oregon National Historic Trail. This self-guided walking path is located on Bureau of Land Management Land to view Split Rock, an important emigrant landmark in Wyoming.

The Oregon National Historic Trail is recognized as a nationally significant resource relevant to the westward expansion of the United States. Although administered by the National Park Service, it is not a typical national park with borders. Rather, it is an historic "road" or route used by hundreds of thousands of emigrants between the 1840s and early 1870s as they made their way west to begin a new life or to seek their fortune.

There are many historic sites, museums, and parks (federal, state, and local) along the Oregon National Historic Trail. Operating hours vary from site to site. Operating hours and seasons for trail resources and sites of interest along this 2,100+ mile route vary with each site and facility. Many private and agency museums and interpretive centers exist from Missouri to California. Please visit the Links & Resources page for a listing of trail managers and contact information.

For more information, contact individual sites by going to Places To Go and Passport Program pages, where sites are listed by state, and there is an interactive map to search for sites.

We have trip planning guides to help you follow the trail. They can be found on the Publications web page.

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Last updated: February 27, 2015

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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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