Tracking Emigrant Migration
More than a century ago, fur trappers and emigrants followed an old Indian trail that crossed here on its way to Oregon. This north side branch of the Oregon Trail, the Emigrant Road, crosses the Snake River Canyons Park and portions of it are still visible today. In many places, the wagon trains were forced to follow a specified route through the rock outcroppings which wore the rocks they crossed to a smooth surface or created ruts. Go exploring and find these historic pioneer tracings from our Idaho past.