Experience the Oregon Scenic Trail Byway

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Oregon Trail is an important relic of our country’s rich pioneer history. Over the course of 80 years, an estimated 300,000 emigrants made the grueling journey from Missouri to Oregon on the trail, which was initially blazed by traders in the early 1800s.

Modern-day visitors can traverse portions of the trail by foot, horseback, mountain bike and car. A 57-mile portion through Wyoming starts on US 26 at the Nebraska border. Along the Oregon Trail Scenic Byway, there are wonderful places to stop, such as Guernsey State Park, which features camping and boating opportunities as well as some impressive structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Other key points of interest along the byway including Iron Bridge, the oldest military bridge west of the Mississippi River, and historic Fort Laramie.

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