If you've driven a car from Missouri to Wyoming, you know that you spend a lot of time driving in Nebraska. You start to wonder if you'll ever get out of that state. Imagine driving across Nebraska, getting to the Wyoming state line, and driving nearly 400 miles across Wyoming.

Whew, that's a lot of car time.

Now, imagine doing that on a horse. That would probably take almost a week, right?

Yes, well, actually, it takes about five days, and it's done every other year on the Pony Express Re-Ride.

On Monday, June 17, the re-ride will happen again, and you can follow along.

How To See The Pony Express Ride Through Wyoming

1,966 miles on horseback in 10 days. Luckily, though, not just one rider is tasked with the ride; 750 National Pony Express Association members do it. Most riders will ride between two and five miles per ride and then hand the mail off to the next rider. Like in the 1860s, the ride goes 24/7, rain or shine.

This year, the ride goes from St. Joseph, MO, to Kansas, into Nebraska, cuts across the northeast part of Colorado, up into and across Wyoming, and zips through Utah, Nevada, and California.

A few things to note:

  • 1,000 - 1,200 pieces of mail are carried throughout the entire ride. Once the mail arrives, it's transferred to the U.S. Postal Service for delivery.
  • Real-time tracking is available for mobile devices on the Follow the Ride Map or the “map lite” app (above).
  • The Mochila carries a ‘Find Me Spot’ device (Pinger) in a small pouch.
  • Help Keep History Alive by sending a rider report to our Media Team via EMAIL when you complete your ride. Ride Reports are posted HERE.
  • Facebook reports and pictures can be posted and found at https://www.facebook.com/expressrider/

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Gallery Credit: Chris Dickinson

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