It is hard to believe that young men once rode horses to carry mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only 10 days. This relay system along the Pony Express National Historic Trail in eight states was the most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph.
Long Distance Communication
Pony Express Trail Recreation
There are a number of ways to enjoy the Pony Express National Historic Trail. Learn about activities here.
Follow the Trails
Visit the trails using our Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides that provide directions where visitors will find trail remnants.
National Historic Trails Mobile Tour
Explore three national historic trails in Utah with this free tour!
Interactive Trip Planner
Find museums, interpretive centers, and historic sites using this interactive map.
Last updated: October 11, 2017