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
Interactive Trip Planner
Find museums, interpretive centers, and historic sites using this interactive map.
Pony Express Trail Recreation
There are a number of ways to enjoy the Pony Express National Historic Trail. Learn about activities here.
National Historic Trails Mobile Tour
Explore three national historic trails in Utah with this free tour!
Your Centennial on the Trail
Celebrate the centennial with us! We invite you to participate in trail experiences and events to learn, be inspired, or simply have fun!