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Near Smoot in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lander Cut-off

 
 
Lander Cut-off Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
1. Lander Cut-off Marker
Inscription. The Lander Cut-off left the Oregon Trail at Burnt Ranch on the Sweetwater River near South Pass City, WY. Frederick Lander surveyed the trail in 1857. Tens of thousands of people passed over the trail during its use. With the Transcontinental Railroad being completed in 1869, emigrant travel over the trail rapidly declined. The last wagons over the trail were observed at Fort Piney, WY between 1910 and 1912. The Lander Cut-off rejoined the Oregon Trail in Idaho northeast of Pocatello at Ross Fork Creek.
 
Erected by Bridger National Forest.
 
Location. 42° 30.372′ N, 110° 54.49′ W. Marker is near Smoot, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 89 near Forest Road 100072, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smoot WY 83126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lander Cut-off of the Oregon Trail (here, next to this marker); Periodic Spring (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lander Cut-off of the Oregon Trail (approx. 5.2 miles away); Osmond (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Salt
Lander Cut-off Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
2. Lander Cut-off Marker
River Pass summit turnout.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Map of the Greys River Ranger District image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
3. Map of the Greys River Ranger District
The Lander Cut-off is shown as a red, dashed line. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Salt River Pass image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
4. Salt River Pass
Elevation 7630 ft.
From this point water flows north to the Snake River and thence to the Pacific Ocean or South to the Bear River and into the Great Salt Lake.
Sustained yield of high quality water is the primary consideration under the multiple use concept on the Bridger National Forest.
View from Salt River Pass looking southwest image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
5. View from Salt River Pass looking southwest
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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