During the 1800's the place we now call Wyoming became the focus for western expansion. The discovery of the South Pass route over the Rocky Mountains was the primary reason for the location of the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California and Pony Express Historic Trails in Wyoming. Wyoming's BLM administered public lands are one of the few remaining places where these national historic trails can be experienced in a setting relatively unchanged from times in the 1800's. Many historically significant events occurred on these public lands making them an attraction for heritage tourism buffs throughout the world.

Please click on the links below to view multimedia files with trail pictures and
a BLM official narrative.