Pioneer Trail Treks 2023

For more information and to register, please call Jason at 307-261-7783

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) presents the summer 2023 line-up for off-site pioneer trail treks. These treks provide a rare opportunity to experience unique and meaningful sites from the pioneer trails era with deeper connections to the past. During these treks, participants will drive their own vehicles or carpool with others and will be led by NHTIC employees and OCTA (Oregon-California Trails Association) members.

Trail trek participants will meet in the parking lot of the NHTIC at 8 a.m. and depart shortly after. These treks are driving trips with numerous stops in between. Sites will have uneven surfaces and primitive trails with elevation changes and may not be suitable for those in poor physical condition. Bring a lunch, water, and snacks and wear appropriate clothing and shoes suitable for walking and be ready for changing weather conditions. We recommend high-clearance and 4-wheel drive vehicles for these treks. For more information and to register for any trek, please call Jason Vlcan at 307-261-7783.

May 27 – Saturday – Black Hills Route near Douglas, WY

This trek will focus on what pioneers called the Black Hills Route near the Douglas, WY area.

June 17 – Saturday – Witness a Pioneer Reburial near Guernsey, WY

A rare opportunity will occur for this trek as participants will witness the reburial of Dr. McDermott, a pioneer who died in 1849 near the present area of Guernsey, WY.

August 19 – Saturday – Rocky Ridge Monuments in Central WY

This trek will take participants to both the lower and upper monuments of Rocky Ridge in central Wyoming.

September 09 – Saturday – The Oregon Trail Road near Casper, WY

Known as the Oregon Trail Road, this trek will follow County Roads 308 & 319 west of Casper with numerous trail related stops.