Mile 1834: Route Alternatives

At Mile 1834, you have the option of:

  • Staying on the Pony Express Trail to Dry Creek Station, through Simpson Park Mountains, to Simpson Park Station. This route takes Streep’s Cutoff, also called Streeper’s Cutoff, after the rider William Streeper, or Fool’s Cutoff, due to its unsuitability for wagons. It goes west over a pass just south of Eagle Butte. 
  • Turning south to US 50 and following Simpson’s route around Cape Horn Station (of the Overland Stagecoach).