Pony Express Trail

Gold Hill, Utah

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To get to the start of the Pony Express Trail, take I-80 to Wendover, then turn onto Alt US 93 south for about 24 miles (crossing into Nevada) until it intersects with a paved road to Ibapah. Turn left here and drive 15.2 miles until you come to the intersection with the unpaved Gold Hill Road. Special Attractions: Historic route used by the Pony Express and Overland Stage; Extremely remote but easy route through desert terrain that has scarcely changed from the days of the Pony Express; Desert scenery reflecting the impact of the ancient Great Salt Lake; Rockhounding for geodes. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any).
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

To get to the start of the Pony Express Trail, take I-80 to Wendover, then turn onto Alt US 93 south for about 24 miles (crossing into Nevada) until it intersects with a paved road to Ibapah. Turn left here and drive 15.2 miles until you come to the intersection with the unpaved Gold Hill Road.

Special Attractions: Historic route used by the Pony Express and Overland Stage; Extremely remote but easy route through desert terrain that has scarcely changed from the days of the Pony Express; Desert scenery reflecting the impact of the ancient Great Salt Lake; Rockhounding for geodes. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any).

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Gold Hill
Distance: 129.7
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 6,200 feet
Local Maps: USGS Gold Hill, Clifton, Goshute Canyon, Callao, Mud Lake Reservoir, Boyd Station, Fish Springs SW, Fish Springs NW, Fish Springs SE, and more
Driving Directions: Directions to Pony Express Trail

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