Fort Churchill to Wellington Back Country Byway
Department of Transportation.
This Back Country Byway spans 67 miles beginning in Fort Churchill and ending in Wellington. Fort Churchill was named after Inspector General Sylvester Churchill of the US Army upon its construction in the 1860s. It was built in order to protect the Pony Express riders and settlers against the Indians. In 1957 Fort Churchill became part of the Nevada State Park system. Have fun exploring the area and learning about the significance of Fort Churchill.
Navigating the Byway:
Driving the Byway:
- Begin at Fort Churchill State Historic Park, located 7 miles south of Silver Springs NV along US 95/US 95A.
- Drive west on Nevada State Route 2B for 21 miles. This road follows the route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail.
- Turn south at Dayton and drive 29 miles through the Pine Nut Mountains, above Eldorado Canyon, and through the Como Mining District.
- Drop down to Wellington on Nevada State Route 208.