Feasibility Study

4-Trails Feasibility Study

The Pony Express Trail Study Routes

The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a feasibility study to evaluate some 64 routes for possible addition to the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails. The study was authorized by Congress — in response to years of sustained public interest — under the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.

The Act describes one study route for the Pony Express National Historic Trail:

  • A 20-mile southern alternate route between Wathena and Troy, Kansas.

Other trails in the feasibility study include California National Historic Trail, Oregon National Historic Trail, and Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.

GIS Data

GIS data is now available to the public for the Feasibility Study Revision for Additional Routes to the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails.

The data is public facing at two locations:

Current Status

The Feasibility Study Revision for Additional Routes to the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails is complete! The study was transmitted to congress and released to the public in January 2020. For more information and to download your own copies of the study,

Visit the National Park Service planning page (PEPC)

 
4Trails feasibility study map
Map of 4-Trails Feasibility Study Trail Routes
 

Last updated: February 26, 2020

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Pony Express National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504

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