Utah Crossroads Chapter

Covering the Emigrant Trails of Utah

The Utah Crossroads Chapter holds two general meetings annually at the Fort Douglas Military Museum in Salt Lake City. We also sponsor various Historic and Trails Tours throughout the year.


The Utah Crossroads Chapter works to preserve trails followed by the Hastings, Lienhard, Donner/Reed, Hensley, Bartleson/Bidwell parties. This trail system includes the Mormon Pioneer Trail, California Trails and branches which include: Southern Route, Salt Desert Route, Overland Route, Hensley or Salt Lake Cutoff. Pony Express, Old Spanish Trail, and Lincoln Highway.

We publish a guide for each field trip.  These can be purchased by others as most are designed for self guidance over the trails. We are collecting copies of journal or dairy accounts for those who came through Utah and have those preserved at the Utah Historical Society Library. These will be used to mark trails as quotes will come from the journals and to support further research on each trail.


President: Steve Allison
Vice President: Connie Bauer
Secretary: Joyce Marsing
Treasurer: Drew Wanosik
Past President: Terry Welch