Oregon Trail Historic Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationWY
  • Length57 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Statewide Byway Partners
Wyoming Department of Transportation
Wyoming Byways Guide and Map
Oregon Trail Historic Byway


As you cross the state line from Nebraska to Wyoming, you’re already walking in the footsteps of history. The nearby Oregon Trail Marker indicates the spot where the Oregon Trail entered Wyoming, and you’re well on your way to the Old West. If you only make one stop along this drive, make it at Historic Fort Laramie. The fort had its beginning in June 1834, when fourteen Rocky Mountain Fur Company men built a small stockaded post. During its active 56-year existence, Fort Laramie became a haven for gold seekers and weary emigrants, a station for the Pony Express and the Overland Stage, and served as an important military post during the Plains Indian Wars.

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