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HISTORIC TRAILS WEST

PO Box 428
Mills, Wyoming 82644 

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Phone: 307-266-4868

3 Day Living History Wagon Train Trek and Pony Express Ride

Pricing: Adult $1,095.00 per person  

Child $895.00 (10 Yrs and under) per person
Three Day "Pony Express" Rider Pricing: Adult $1495.00 per person

We plans these trips as they are booked, for that reason we ask that you call us instead of booking online so we can plan for your custom trek.

Call for reservations, 1-307-266-4868. We will meet you at your hotel the day of departure around 8-9AM. Ask us about special hotel rates.

Available May-September

The Old Oregon Trail is an incredible journey... The covered wagon is a symbol of the Western expansion of the United States. In May 1843, the first large migration left Missouri. They traveled across unassigned Indian territory in what is now Wyoming, over South Pass to Oregon Country. 500,000 pioneers loaded up the wagons with all they could carry and headed West throughout the mid-1800's. These pioneers came from all over the world to settle in a new land, later to become these United States.


Become part of history and join us on an authentic Oregon Trail adventure.

We head out from Casper, Wy on the morning of the first day to our trail head to begin our wagon journey west of Split Rock. During the ride there, much of the highway follows the old trail systems. We will point out different areas along the way as well, from old Pony Express and Outpost sites to trail sections and crossings as we wind through gorgeous mountains and cross through prairie. Along the way, we will stop at the famous Independence Rock for a tour and photo opportunities

You ride on the actual Oregon,California ,

Mormon and Pony Express Trails.

Our first day on the trail, we will show how to put on wagon covers, hookup the teams,

  giving you an opportunity to learn and join in with the daily tasks. After lunch on the trail ,

we will head out , winding through prairie and hills. Once we get to our first night's camp location, our support crew/cook will have the cook tent and supplies setup with refreshments and drinks waiting. We will then setup camp, which includes setting up tipi's, unharnessing the teams, and preparing sleeping areas. After camp is setup, a delicious Dutch Oven and skillet cooked dinner will be served with various sides and ever-changing entrees, followed by dessert. After dinner, you are free to explore around or join in on the stories and festivities.

After breakfast each day, we break and load camp, hitch the team, saddle the horses and continue our journey West on the famous trails. We visit historic landmarks and trail markers, travel in the footsteps of famous mountain men like Jim Bridger and Bill Sublette, walk in the footprints of the pioneers who settled the west, as the majestic Wind River Mountains to the North West watch over us. Arriving in camp, we again set up the Indian lodges and prepare dinner with Dutch Ovens.

Riding as the,  Pony Express Trail Rider, you ride along side the wagons or you can

switch off with people of your choosing.

For safety of guests and animals on the Wagon Train, the route  and

campsites may  change  due to weather or other circumstances.

 

ON the 3 day treks we ford the 6th  crossing of the Sweetwater river.

This trip offers breathtaking scenery and wildlife and involves multiple river crossings of the Sweetwater river as well as various creeks. It will take you through wide open prairie and through foothills. We will cross over notorious Rocky Ridge, commonly believed to be the roughest spot along the Oregon and California trails. We will pass through old Mining camps, as well as historical ranches and Historic sites on the trails.

Riding as the,  Pony Express Trail Rider, you ride along side the wagons or you

can switch off with people of your choosing.

For safety of guests and animals on the Wagon Train, the route  and

campsites may  change due to weather or other circumstances. .

We provide, sleeping bags (unless you are bringing your own), foam pads, air mattresses, or cots. Pricing includes individual meals.

Porta Johns are in support vehicle at each camp site and intersecting wagon train along the trail on some of the days. 

On the trips, where possible,you can use solar showers,if requested.

The Wagon Train is trailed by a support vehicle providing portable restrooms for guests,on some days , during the journey. 

 

Meet us at The National Historic Trails Museum (Not affiliated witH.T.W.)

Parking Lot  (Not inside)

1501 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601 

Follow us to the Trailhead for your

Historic Experience

1-307-266-4868 for help