National Trails Intermountain Region works with partners across nine national historic trails, one historic highway, 24,000 miles, and 25 states to protect, develop, and promote these special places.

Our staff of interdisciplinary experts works with community groups, private landowners, nonprofit organizations, tribes, and federal, state, county, and local agencies to identify the resources, provide site planning and design, map the trail on the ground, and develop educational opportunities.

Do you live near one of these historic routes? This website offers tools and services to develop and promote your historic sites and segments. It also shares best practices to help care for national historic trails.

Partnering is our passion. Visit the trail websites, and then contact us about working together!

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California National Historic Trail
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
Oregon National Historic Trail
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program 
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

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Management

National Trails Intermountain Region works with partners to protect, develop, and promote national historic trails.

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Planning

What can you do to encourage preservation, improvement, and support for national historic trails in your area? Make a plan!

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Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

it's a kick to learn about how the National Park Service is working to preserve Route 66!

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Cultural Resources

The cultural resource team works to protect pioneer inscriptions, wagon wheel ruts, emigrant graves, and many other cultural resources.

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History

The history team enlightens the reader with accurate, lively accounts of forts, camps, autobiographies, diaries, events, and much more!

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Interpretation and Education

The Interpretation team works with partners to develop interpretive media, personal and educational services, and interpretive plans.

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Resource Information Management

The RIM team helps partners with the world of GPS, GIS, mapping, metadata, and more.

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Design and Development

D&D helps partners plan and design visitor facilities that help enhance the visitor experience of trail sites and segments.

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How to Create Your Sign Plan

The family of roadway signs designed for the national historic trails create a unique opportunity for visitors to find these trails!

Last updated: June 9, 2017