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Snow in Mitchell Pass

Snow in Mitchell Pass

Replica wagons on the Oregon Trail stand in the snow in Mitchell Pass.

Visitors read wayside exhibits at Split Rock, Wyoming

Visitors read wayside exhibits at Split Rock, Wyoming

Two people stand in front of three exhibits while looking at a large rock buttress landmark called Split Rock, with sagebrush in the foreground.

Volunteers hike at Devil's Ladder on the California National Historic Trail.

Volunteers hike at Devil's Ladder on the California National Historic ...

Five volunteers hike at Devil's Ladder on the California National Historic Trail. Devil's Ladder is on the Carson Route in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Oregon-California Trails Association volunteers are he... More

Snake River Canyon

Snake River Canyon

View of the deep gorge along the Snake River at Cauldron Linn in south central Idaho.

Farewell Bend - free images of reptiles

Farewell Bend - free images of reptiles

After weeks of following the Snake River from Fort Hall, emigrant wagon trains of the 1840s-1860s bid farewell to it as they continued northwest toward the Columbia River.

Alcove Springs, Kansas

Alcove Springs, Kansas

Exhibits at Alcove Spring, help historic trail visitors to learn about one of the most popular camping areas used by Oregon Trail emigrants in the 1840s - 1850s.

Carthage Jail - National parks scenic trails

Carthage Jail - National parks scenic trails

Rioters broke into the jailhouse where Mormon faith founder, Joseph Smith and his brother were being held and killed the prophet.

Blue Mountain Crossing

Blue Mountain Crossing

The cool shade of the conifers at the top of the Blue Mountains was a welcome releif for emigrant wagon trains after climbing for miles in sweltering heat from the valley floor.

Laurel Hill - National parks scenic trails

Laurel Hill - National parks scenic trails

To avoid the perilous, cold rapids of the Columbia River, emigrant wagon trains of the 1840s-1860s sometimes chose to take the land route around Mt. Hood. Descending Laurel Hill required locking the wagon wheel... More

Courthouse & Jail Rocks

Courthouse & Jail Rocks

Early maps and guidebooks directed emigrant wagon trains to look for landmarks such as Courthouse and Jail Rocks on the Oregon, California, & Mormon Pioneer trails in western Nebraska.

Barlow Road - National parks scenic trails

Barlow Road - National parks scenic trails

After many families died in the cold rapids of the Columbia River, emigrants sought an alternative route to reach their destination in the Oregon Territory. Barlow road followed the southern banks of the Columb... More

Big Mountain - National parks scenic trails

Big Mountain - National parks scenic trails

The Mormon Pioneer Trail climbs from Mormon Flat up to Big Mountain Pass, following the path blazed by the Donner Party and followed by the Mormon pioneers.

Columbia River - National parks scenic trails

Columbia River - National parks scenic trails

The river route of the Oregon Trail often proved to be a deadly choice for emigrants. The cold, swift currents of the river were difficult to navigate on a raft and many lost family members enroute to their destination.

Mexican Hill - National parks scenic trails

Mexican Hill - National parks scenic trails

These deep ruts through solid rock were cut by emigrant wagon trains descending from the plateau to the river bottom on the North Platte River.

Guernsey Wagon Ruts

Guernsey Wagon Ruts

Thousands of iron-clad, emigrant wagon wheels have cut deep ruts into solid rock near Guernsey, Wyoming.

Louis Vieux Cemetery

Louis Vieux Cemetery

Louis Vieux and his family operated a ferry on the Vermillion River. He and his family are buried near their home on the Vermillion.

Fort Bridger - National parks scenic trails

Fort Bridger - National parks scenic trails

Old Fort Bridger, established by mountain man Jim Bridger, sold emigrant travelers supplies to continue their journey west. It was one of the last western outposts to make wagon repairs or buy supplies.

Devil's Gate - National parks scenic trails

Devil's Gate - National parks scenic trails

Devil's Gate, WY, is a narrow rock cleft of about 370 feet deep carved by the Sweetwater River, which still flows through. Emigrants passed by this rock feature is awe.

Gardner Junction Park, near Kansas City, Kansas

Gardner Junction Park, near Kansas City, Kansas

Dedicated in 2008, the park is located near the junction where the Oregon and California trails split from the Santa Fe Trail. This one-acre park features prairie flora that traders and emigrants would have enc... More

Missouri Breaks Vista Montana

Missouri Breaks Vista Montana

View near Claggett Hill overlook Missouri Breaks, Montana

Storm clouds over the Niobrara/ Missouri River confluence

Storm clouds over the Niobrara/ Missouri River confluence

Storm clouds over the Niobrara/ Missouri River confluence

Pronghorn near Fort Peck Montana

Pronghorn near Fort Peck Montana

Pronghorn in Fort Peck, Montana

Wildflowers blooming near Missouri River

Wildflowers blooming near Missouri River

Wildflowers blooming by Missouri River in Montana

Camp River Dubois Marker Hartford Illinois

Camp River Dubois Marker Hartford Illinois

Camp River Dubois Lewis and Clark marker

Overlook at Indian Cave State Park Nebraska

Overlook at Indian Cave State Park Nebraska

Boardwalk trail at Indian Cave State Park, Nebraska

aquatic plants at Giant Springs

aquatic plants at Giant Springs

Close view of aquatic plants and cascading water at Giant Springs State Park, Montana

American White Pelican Flying at Black Eagle Falls Montana

American White Pelican Flying at Black Eagle Falls Montana

American white pelican sitting in the water near Black Eagle Falls, Montana

Canada geese and goslings

Canada geese and goslings

Canada geese pair with goslings

American White Pelican at Black Eagle Falls Montana

American White Pelican at Black Eagle Falls Montana

American white pelican sitting in the water near Black Eagle Falls, Montana

Wildflower blooming at Lemhi Pass Montana

Wildflower blooming at Lemhi Pass Montana

Wildflowers blooming at Lemhi Pass

View of Giant Springs Montana

View of Giant Springs Montana

View of Giant Springs State Park Montana

Rainbow Falls Overlook Montana

Rainbow Falls Overlook Montana

View of Rainbow Falls from Overlook

Gates of the Mountains by boat

Gates of the Mountains by boat

Gates of the Mountains canyon view from boat

Juvenile Bald Eagle perched

Juvenile Bald Eagle perched

Juvenile bald eagle perched in tree snag.

Osprey Perched, National Parks Birds Images
Double-crested cormorant flying

Double-crested cormorant flying

Double-crested cormorant flying

Elevation marker Lemhi Pass Montana 2018

Elevation marker Lemhi Pass Montana 2018

Elevation marker at Lemhi Pass Montana

Meriwether Picnic Area sign

Meriwether Picnic Area sign

Meriwether Picnic Area sign in Helena National Forest

Sunset on Missouri Headwaters State Park Montana

Sunset on Missouri Headwaters State Park Montana

Sunset over Missouri River headwaters

Mallard duck in flight

Mallard duck in flight

male mallard in flight

Two double-crested cormorant flying

Two double-crested cormorant flying

two double-crested cormorant flying

Petroglyphs near Missouri River

Petroglyphs near Missouri River

Red petroglpyhs on white cliffs along Missouri River in Montana.

Wildflowers blooming at Lemhi Pass Montana

Wildflowers blooming at Lemhi Pass Montana

Wildflowers blooming at Lemhi Pass

Angler on Missouri River

Angler on Missouri River

Angler fishing the Missouri River at Giant Springs State Park, MT

Osprey in nest at Fort Peck Lake Montana

Osprey in nest at Fort Peck Lake Montana

Osprey siting in nest with mountain background

Historic landmark sign at Lemhi Pass Montana 2018

Historic landmark sign at Lemhi Pass Montana 2018

Lemhi Pass National Historic Landmark Sign

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Sign on the Road near Knife River Indian Villages, North Dakota

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Sign on the Road near Knife Ri...

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Sign on the road near Knife River Indian Villages, North Dakota

Missouri River source spring at Lemhi Pass Montana
Western bluebird on fence at Lemhi Pass Montana

Western bluebird on fence at Lemhi Pass Montana

Blue bird on fence post at Lemhi Pass, Montana

Gates of the Mountains shoreline

Gates of the Mountains shoreline

Shoreline of Gates of the Mountains, Montana

Gates of the Mountains Cliffs from the water

Gates of the Mountains Cliffs from the water

Cliffs of Gates of the Mountains, Montana, viewed from a boat

Nebraska State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Nebraska State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Kentucky State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Kentucky State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of York Statue in Louisville, Kentucky, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Pennsylvania State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Pennsylvania State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Point State Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Ohio State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Ohio State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Marietta Historic District, Ohio, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Kansas State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Kansas State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Lewis and Clark Park at Kaw Point, Kansas, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Montana State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Montana State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of White Cliffs National Monument, Montana, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

North Dakota State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

North Dakota State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Earthlodge village, North Dakota, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

South Dakota State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

South Dakota State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Spirit Mound, South Dakota, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Illinois State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Illinois State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Camp River Dubois, Illinois, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Washington State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Washington State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Cape Disappointment, Washington, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Idaho State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Idaho State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Lemhi Pass, Idaho, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Oregon State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Oregon State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Cannon Beach, Oregon, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Indiana State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Indiana State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Falls of the Ohio, Indiana, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Iowa State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Iowa State Poster Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

WPA style poster of Sergeant Floyd, Iowa, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail