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Hastings Cutoff – Big Mountain Pass

“Start at 1/2 past 6. Crossed Kanyon Creek once more then turned to the right, ascending the mountains by a gradual ascent up a ravine. … the road became steeper until we reached the highest point & immediately commenced a very rapid descent, many teams having to lock both wheels.”

-Thomas Bullock, July 17, 1847

Utah Crossroads Chapter – OCTA


This is part of the series of California Trail markers I’ve been documenting on these pages:

Located at N 40.82793 W 111.65445