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The Parting of the Ways is where the Oregon and California Trails fork from the original route to Fort Bridger to an alternative route, the Sublette-Greenwood Cutoff, across the Little Colorado Desert. Many wagon trains parted company, some preferring the shorter cutoff route, which involved fifty waterless miles, to the longer but better-watered main route.

The Parting of the Ways is where the Oregon and California Trails fork from the…

Wagon ruts in Wyoming still show where the California Trail and Oregon Trail parted ways

California National Historic Trail---American Latino Heritage: A Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

Independence Rock Wyoming State Rest Area in Wyoming

See 6 photos and 1 tip from 40 visitors to Independence Rock Wyoming State Rest Area. Must climb"

Pinnacle Pike.......View of the trail: smooth terrain with some rocky parts.

View of the trail: smooth terrain with some rocky parts.

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO and the Waldo Canyon Fire (6/25/12)

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO and the Waldo Canyon Fire

Alexander Gardner Inscription Rock at Indian Cave on Mulberry Creek, Kansas. 11 miles north east of Fort Harker and 494 miles west of St. Louis, Mo. 1867

Alexander Gardner Inscription Rock at Indian Cave on Mulberry Creek, Kansas. 11 miles north east of Fort Harker and 494 miles west of St.

wagon trains | The Oregon Trail Wagon Train / A Six Month Journey

History inspiration (wagon trains): The Oregon Trail wagon train, a six-month journey.

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