Pony Express Trail National Back Country Byway
Length: 133.0 mi / 214.0 km
Time to Allow: 5 hours to drive the byway.
Restrictions: Portions of this byway may require a high-clearance type vehicle.
The Pony Express Trail National Back Country Byway traverses 133 miles through western Utah. Covering topography from barren desert mountains to wide basins, this route follows one of historical importance.
In 1860 and 1861, Pony Express riders delivered mail, covering hundreds of miles of ground from Missouri to California. As you drive the byway, note the remains of old Pony Express stations that still sit on the side of the road every 10 miles or so.
Encounter the same desert landscape that Pony Express riders once traversed on swift steeds when you drive Utah’s Pony Express Trail Back Country Byway. Isolated and without services, the route offers an exclusive peek into the Pony Express and Utah’s still wild west.