Emigrant Road - An Oregon Trail Adventure
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Rocky Mountains
Fort Laramie to South Pass, Wyoming


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Key to listings along the journey roughly east-to-west:

Abbreviations
NP
SP
National Park
State Park
SHP
SHS
State Historical Park
or Site
NM National Monument
NRA
SRA
National or State
Recreation Area

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Point of interest as featured in Emigrant Road

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Point of interest also featured in Emigrant Road

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Point of interest not featured in Emigrant Road
 
Things to see and do along today's Oregon Trail
 
Grattan Massacre Monument, w of Lingle, WY (historical marker)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Fort Laramie town sign, both ends of town ("6 sore heads")
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Fort Laramie NHS, w of town (period buildings, interpretive sites, visitor center, picnic area)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Register Cliff SHS, se of Guernsey (A.H. Unthank signature among hundreds of others)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Guernsey ruts SHS, s of Guernsey (ruts five feet deep)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Red Earth Country Monument, se of Douglas (historical marker)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Ayres Natural Bridge, w of Douglas on I-25, then s on Natural Bridge Rd. (natural stone bridge, creek, park, picnic areas, swimming)
A.H. Unthank grave marker, I-80 exit 160, e on Tank Farm Rd. (grave is on private land, OCTA marker on roadside)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Fort Caspar Museum, end of Ft. Caspar Rd., Casper (period buildings, museum)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Bessemer Bend, Red Buttes, off Rte. 220, sw of Casper (last ford over the Platte, interpretive kiosk, fishing, picnic area)
Rock Avenue, Oregon Trail Rd., sw of Casper (scenic area)
Willow Spring, Oregon Trail Rd., sw of Casper (alkali pools, scenic area)
Prospect Hill, Oregon Trail Rd., sw of Casper (long stretch of trail ruts can be seen from above)

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Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Independence Rock SHS, Hwy 220, 50 mi w of Alcova (emigrant signatures on south and north ends and top, rest/picnic area)
Devil's Gate, Hwy 220 (Sweetwater River notch)
Martin's Cove, on Sun Ranch off Hwy 220 (interpretive center, trails to site on Mormon Trail)
Split Rock (seen from Hwy 287)
Ice Slough, Rte. 287 near Jeffrey City (historical marker, slough)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Sinks Canyon SP, sw of Lander on SR131 (waterfalls, disappearing river, bighorn sheep, aspen groves, scenic mountain byway)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Red Canyon overlook, Rte. 28 s of Lander (scenic view wayside)
South Pass City SHS, s of Hwy 28 (preserved ghost town important to Womens' Suffrage history)
Trails West, 65 Main St, South Pass City (trail rides)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions South Pass, dirt road s of Hwy 28 off Oregon Buttes Rd., on Continental Divide (ruts, Oregon Trail markers, area has highest point on Oregon Trail-over 7,000 feet above sea-level)
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Additonal Image Credits:
Map: Darin Tompkins

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