Station (Nebraska) - An important supply point
and campground for emigrants following the Oregon Trail.
A military post in eastern Nebraska
that provided protection for pioneers following the Oregon Trail.
The Great Platte River
Road (Nebraska) - The river that served as the pioneers'
highway across Nebraska.
The first major hill faced by emigrants on the Oregon Trail.
Scotts Bluff National
Monument (Nebraska) - A National Park Service
unit with an interesting visitor center, a road that leads to the top of the
bluff, and portions of the Oregon Trail that have been preserved.
(Wyoming) - Established in 1834 as a fort for the
fur trade, it later became an important military post.
The deep ruts carved by oxen and wagons into sandstone may be the most impressive site on the trail.
Pioneers carved their names in the sandstone cliff
outside the town of Gernsey.
Soda Springs Golf
Course Ruts (Idaho)- One of the most enjoyable
strolls along the entire Oregon Trail.
Three Island Crossing
- Where emigrants crossed to the north side of the Snake River.
Top of the hill where pioneers first saw
the Boise River Valley.
Interpretive Center (Oregon) - The premiere
interpretive center on the Oregon Trail. Location where pioneers first saw the Blue Mountains.
Where pioneers cut away from the
Snake River to head west.
A well-known mission and stop for early pioneers
following the Oregon Trail.
Oregon Trail Ruts West
of Echo, Oregon
(Oregon) - Excellent trail ruts on a portion of the Oregon
Trail used following the closure of Whitman Mission.
Pioneers meet the
Columbia River (Oregon) - Location where pioneers
crossed over a hill and first
saw the mighty Columbia River.
Toll gate on the
Barlow Road (Oregon) - Toll gate on the route
pioneers who decided to avoid rafting on the dangerous Columbia River.
Barlow Road Summit
- Summit of the Barlow Road.
Fur trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company that
offered supplies to pioneers on the Oregon Trail
End of the Oregon Trail (Oregon) - Interpretive Center
in Oregon City, Oregon