Getting to the Pony Express National Historic Trail

You can visit many sites on the Trail over the 2,000-mile historic route.

By Car

Auto Tour Route Guides

Auto Tour Route (ATR) driving directions take visitors along modern highways that approximate or closely parallel the historic route taken by emigrant wagon trains during the 1840s to the 1870s. ATR highway signs have been installed along these roads to guide your journey.

A group of signs that indicate the presence of the Pony Express.

By Car

You can reach most trail sites by auto. Some sites are along unpaved roads or along river corridors.

A family of road signs has been initiated across the Trail of Tears to help you find original routes, trail crossings, and local sites. Follow the signs exhibiting the distinctive Pony Express National Historic Trail logo.

Last updated: January 30, 2020

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Mailing Address:

National Trails
Pony Express National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504



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