Near Elko in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
About Your Journey ...
The California Trail had its beginnings at several points along the Missouri River, and included several variant routes across the Great Basin and over the Sierra Nevada mountains into California. With the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, most travelers made the journey by rail.
There are many California Trail sites like this one, spread across Nevada. They're marked on this map.
As you stop at these sites, you'll learn more about what happened to these emigrants as they traveled across the Great Basin. Be sure to visit the California Trail Interpretive Center just west of Elko, Nevada.
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. California Trail marker series.
Location. 40° 46.024′ N, 115° 55.355′ W. Marker is near Elko, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 292, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. To visit the marker, exit I-80 at Exit 292 (Hunter) and follow the directional signs to the California Emigrant Trail Interpretive Center; the marker is at the gated entrance to the Center. Marker is in this post office area: Elko NV 89801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Humboldt River Highway (here, next to this marker); The End of the Hastings Cutoff (here, next to this marker); The California Emigrant Trail Interpretive Center (here, next to this marker); Marking Time (a few steps from this marker); California Trail - Greenhorn Cutoff (a few steps from this marker); West End of Hastings Cutoff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hoppe-Lienhard Wagon Group (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elko Airport (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elko.
Also see . . . California Trail Interpretive Center Website. (Submitted on August 10, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.