Plan Your Visit

Pony Express National Historic Trail extends over 1,800 miles and was traveled in 10 days! From St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California the Pony Express could deliver a letter faster than ever before.There are museums, historic sites, churches, and original trail segments located all along the length of the trail.

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Basic Info

Find info about fees & passes, FAQs, special alerts, how to see ruts & swales, and more.

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Navigate the trail miles with maps, interactive GIS maps, sign info and more.

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Things To Do

Bike, hike, run, horseback ride, paddle, birdwatch, climb, camp, RV, photograph - there are countless ways to explore your historic trails!

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Places To Go

Where can you visit the trail? Use the interactive map to find places to visit.

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Trip Ideas

Follow a travel itinerary for a fun trip exploring multiple trail sites in one region.

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Get safety info for visiting trail sites, remote locations, and general tips.

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Looking for access? Find trail specific accessibility info, general tips on finding access, and more.

Last updated: November 20, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Trails
Pony Express National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504



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