Using Spatial Analysis of Emigrant Trails to Predict Likely Corridors Where Emigrants May Have Traveled

Map of Southwest Wyoming Trails

Publication: Overland Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2

Author: Robert E. Davis

Date of Publication: Summer 2017

PDF File: Overland-Journal-35-2-Summer-2017.pdf


The southwest corner of Wyoming is filled with beautiful and remarkable terrain. There are long north-south running mountain ranges, mountain passes, several large rivers and streams, and rolling hills. It is rugged terrain with elevations ranging from 6,037 feet to 10,298 feet. Woven through this area’s mountain passes and along its streams are 953.2 miles of mid-nineteenth-century emigrant trails.