STARTING POINT: Downtown Pinedale
ENDING POINT: Emigrant Trail, by Prospect Mountain
ROAD CONDITIONS: The last 35 miles are dirt road. Drive with caution.
FACILITIES: You will pass through the town of Boulder. This will be your last chance to buy fuel, food, beverages, or use restrooms.
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS: As you start out on Emigrant Trail, established in 1844, you will pass Big Sandy Historical Site. A stage and Pony Express station were located here in the 1860's along the main trail to Fort Bridger. As you continue, you will go over Buckskin Crossing and approach Prospect Mountain. Emigrant Trail was the Lander Cutoff of the Oregon Trail. Look for 150 year old wagon ruts left by the emigrants as they made their way west. You may still be able to spot cement markers designating the route of the Oregon Trail.
NATURAL SETTING: This scenic drive starts out in the sagebrush plains surrounding Pinedale. Most of the Emigrant Trail/Lander Cutoff is also surrounded by sagebrush. The trail offers some spectacular views of the Wind River Range, Fremont Butte and Prospect Mountain.
Directions from Pinedale: This route begins in town and starts south on Hwy. 191 to Hwy. 353 at Boulder. Follow Hwy. 353 east.
June through September .