Pony Express Trail

Description:

Relive a dramatic part of the West's history as you travel the same trail that Pony Express Riders covered over 100 years ago. You can stop at stations and modern interpretive sites along the Backcountry Byway where exhausted riders once rested before they raced on to complete their 1,800-mile mail run. You can extend our visit to the past with a night's stay at the campground and reconstructed station at Simpson Springs.

Directions:

To follow the Pony Express Trail, head west from the town of Fairfield (located west of Utah Lake) through Faust, over Lookout Summit, to pass Simpson Springs and Fish Springs. The road then travels through the Snake Valley to Callao and northwest to Ibapah. There are no services along this 133-mile byway. Allow five to six hours travel time with interpretive stops.

Phone:

801-977-4300

Email:

utslmail@blm.gov

Address:

Salt Lake Field Office 2370 South 2300 W. Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Activities:

Auto Touring Biking Climbing Camping Interpretive Programs Hiking Off Highway Vehicle Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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