Pony express trail utah map. The drive traces the pony express trail across western utah one of the roughest stretches on its entire 1900 mile route. Pony express trail drive is a 1223 mile point to point trail located near cedar valley utah. The pony express trail is a designated national historic trail and backcountry byway. During good weather high clearance two wheel drive vehicles are adequate for traveling the route.
Pony express national historic trail topographical map a color topographical map of the entire pony express nht is available as an acrobat pdf document 101mb for download. The first pony express station in tooele county ut is located in rush valley while heading west from utah county toward faust on faust road which is also the original pony express trail. Because the nearly 1900 mile long trail covers eight states this map measures approximately 50 x 11. Please visit expedition utah and search for more trip reports on various sections of the pony express trail by our members.
Fish springs is a true desert oasis an 18000 acre marshland rich in waterfowl and the nations most remote national wildlife refuge. The pony express national historic trail interactive places to visit map. Along the route visitors can enjoy history and a variety of recreation. The pony express trail is marked with the monuments or ruins of 14 pony express station sites.
East rush valley station built as a dugout was listed by howard egan as being very. Leave a reply cancel reply you must be logged in to post a comment. It will be an experience you will never forget. Salt lake city to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the national trails system act the bureau of land managements continue reading.
This itinerary requires preparation but thoughtful travelers shouldnt hesitate to go out and follow the path of the pony express riders. However four wheel drive andor chains are recommended after heavy rain or snow. Faust road begins at five mile pass on the county line between tooele and utah counties and ends at faust near vernon. Blm offering public tour of the pony express trail on june 2.
The pony express trail national backcountry byway begins near fairfield and ends at ibapah utah. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for off road driving. Heres a fun exciting way to find places to visit. The pony express national historic trail is a bumpy dusty and remote dirt road.