Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

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Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail


(304) 292-1885

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Led by Brigham Young, roughly 70,000 Mormons traveled along the Mormon Pioneer Trail from 1846 to 1869 in order to escape religious persecution. The general route is from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, covering about 1,300 miles. The Mormon Pioneer Trail travels through five states over both public and private land. Going to Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail is a good idea when you have got to spend some time in the fresh air. Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail has great outdoors recreation, so you could have plenty of fun. Playing golf is lots of fun at Central Course is a good golf course close by. There are many different entry points and points of interest along the trail.

Map of Mormon Pioneer

Latitude, Longitude: 40.751288, -111.812069



  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides provide descriptions of locations where visitors will find remnants of the trail with either interpretive services or media that will add insight to the experiences and history of the Mormon Trail.



To follow the Auto Tour Route for the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail west from Wyoming to the trail's end at Salt Lake City, Utah. For more detailed information please call The National Trails Intermountain Regional staff at 505-988-6098. The GPS points to our suggested starting point at This is The Place State Historic Park in Utah.

Phone Numbers


(304) 292-1885