Pony Express Trail National Back Country Byway

Department of Transportation.

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.


Navigating the Byway:

This route begins near Fairfield, Utah. To reach your beginning point, go south from Cedar Fort for 5 miles to Stagecoach Inn State Park. To drive the byway, follow UT-73 west for 133 miles. The byway ends at Ibapah, Utah.

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