Idaho Map

Request Free Visitor Guides

California National Historic Trail

Contact Info
324 South State Street, Suite 200, Box 30
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone:
801-741-1012
Phone:
801-741-1012
Basics
Type:
Historical Site,
National Park

Description

The road to California carried over 250,000 gold-seekers & farmers to the gold fields & rich farmlands of California during the 1840s and 1850s - the greatest mass migration in American history. More than 1,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen in the vast undeveloped west as "reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American travelers and settlers."

Hours + Fees

Hours:

The California National Historic Trail is recognized as a nationally significant resource relevant to the westward expansion of the United States. Although administered by the National Park Service, it is not a typical national park with borders. Rather, it is an historic "road" or route used by hundreds of thousands of emigrants between the 1840s and early 1870s as they made their way west to begin a new life or to seek their fortune.

Operating hours and seasons for trail resources and sites of interest along this 2,000 mile route vary with each site and facility. Many private and agency museums and interpretive centers exist from Missouri to California. Please visit the Links & Resources page for a listing of trail managers and contact information, as well as a bibliography of suggested reading materials.

Auto Tour Route Maps, which follow modern highways that approximate the historic route are available within this web site, and a list of Suggested Trail Sites to Visit will enhance your trail experience.

Map + Directions

Customizable Directions


Copyright © 1997 - 2017 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select one or more Free Visitor Guides below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail
Bear Lake Bear Lake Bear Lake
Northern UtahBear Lake Valley lies on the border of Utah and Idaho, and is home to the "Caribbean of the Rockies", or Bear Lake. Visitors can enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities throughout the entire year.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Pioneer County Pioneer County Pioneer County
Southeast IdahoBear Lake and Lava Hot Spring are found in Southeast Idaho, both exciting destinations for travelers from all over. Bear Lake is often called the "Caribbean of the Rockies" due to its vibrant blue color.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Yellowstone Teton Territory Yellowstone Teton Territory Yellowstone Teton Territory
Eastern IdahoThis is the place for the outdoor enthusiast. Most of the year some of the best fishing around can be found in the various lakes and streams of the area.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Box Elder County Box Elder County Box Elder County
Northern UtahBox Elder County is known as a land of contrasts. Visit the the quaint and beautiful town of Brigham City, or get outside and experience any number of outdoor activities within scenic Box Elder County.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Pullman Pullman Pullman
SoutheastFinding a reason to visit Pullman shouldn’t be difficult. Whether you are here to visit the prestigious Washington State University, attend a conference at one of our many industry-leading technology companies, or are here to enjoy one of our many community events Pullman is sure to please.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Visit Pocatello Visit Pocatello Visit Pocatello
Southeast IdahoChallenging rock-climbing, world-class mountain bike trails, disc golf courses and an active Greenway are some of the outdoor offerings right in Pocatello. Learn to squeegee at the world’s only Museum of Clean, stand in awe of saber tooth cats and giant bison at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, float the lazy river at the aquatic center, shop charming Old Town, or see Grizzlies and the animals of Yellowstone up-close at the Pocatello Zoo. Between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park on I-15, it’s an ideal place to spend the night. Visit Pocatello for fantastic dining, attractions, events and lodging.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.

Specialty Guides

Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions
Our rafting journeys include the Colorado, Green, San Juan, Yampa and Salmon River.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.