Feasibility Study

4-Trails Feasibility Study - The Pony Express Trail Study Routes

The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a feasibility study to evaluate some 64 routes for possible addition to the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails. This 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.

Please visit the website dedicated to this project at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=31277

There you can find scoping meetings dates and locations, add your name on the project contact list, review scoping reports and other documents, enter comments, and generally follow the progress of the study.

The map below shows the general location of trail routes. Please click on the map to enlarge.

4Trails feasibility study map
Map of 4-Trails Feasibility Study Trail Routes (162 KB pdf)

Last updated: February 11, 2019

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