Seven people stand in front of a tall exhibit showing images and a map, surrounded by trees.
Partners and NTIR staff attend a dedication for five new waysides installed at McCoy Park in Independence, Missouri. In the 1830s-1840s, people migrated along the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails through Independence.

Stay Connected

National Trails Intermountain Region provides several ways for you to stay connected to your national historic trails.

News Releases

Learn about events, projects, planning, and research happening across nine historic trails and the Route 66 Historic Preservation Corridor. NTIR news releases


Read newsletters about projects and activities along four national historic trails. Articles cover interpretation, preservation, certification, trail development, and sign projects.


Interact with us on our Facebook pages:
We will develop Facebook sites for additional trails. Check back here for updates.


Do you need a photograph for your news story, school project, or other media use? Browse our library of free, public domain images organized by trail. Please credit the appropriate photographer and the National Park Service (Courtesy National Park Service).


We love sharing stories from the trails. See what’s new on our YouTube channel here.

Mobile Smartphone Apps

Take us with you on the trails! We currently have two mobile smartphone apps to help you experience your national historic trails on the ground. Both mobile apps continue to be updated with new content and can be viewed as a virtual tour even if you aren’t visiting the trails on the ground.
Utah National Historic Trails Guide (California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express national historic trails)

Contact Us

For more information on news related to the trails, email us.

Last updated: February 11, 2019