Following the Trail of the Pony Express in Nebraska

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Driving Distance = 154 miles - Driving Time = 3 Hours 33 Minutes
To Wyoming Return to Route Map To Eastern Nebraska

When planning a trip, you might want to match this map with those that detail the locations of the Nebraska stations and those that show a historical map of the route.

Notes:

1. Scottsbluff National Monument near Gering has a museum, overland trail history, artifacts, and an extensive collection of the paintings of William Henry Jackson.

2. Rising 470 feet above the North Platte River Valley, Chimney Rock was the most celebrated of all natural formations along the Oregon Trail. This solitary spire marked the end of plains travel and the beginning of the rugged mountain portion of the journey. Chimney Rock Station was located between Chimney Rock and the North Platte River and was an important Pony Express stop between stations at Courthouse Rock and Ficklinís Springs.

Oregon Trail Wagon Train offers a 20-minute covered wagon tour on the Oregon Trail. The tour passes the site of the Chimney Rock Pony Express Station and is followed by a cookout and songfest.

3. "Old Julesburg" was a rough frontier town named for Jules Reni, a French Canadian frontiersman whose trading post was established at the famous and hazardous Upper California Crossing of the South Platte River. An important station of the overland stagecoach route was located here. There is a Pony Express statue at the Visitor's Center.