A GPS tracker in the Mochila takes YOU along on the Re-Ride!

2024 Map Information will be forthcoming!

(To view past Re-Ride maps, click the red link, below.)

Using the Two Maps below,

you can follow NPEA Members and their Horses as they Re-Ride History.

The Pony Express Re-Riders carry the mail as they travelling almost 2000 miles from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California.  The Pony Riders will travel day and night to make the 10 day trip.  There is a GPS device (SPOT tracker) that is carried in the mochila, which sends a “ping” to a satellite every five minutes.  This ping is then marked as a Pony Rider Icon on the larger NPS Map, below, for you to see the Re-Ride progress.

[Other Stories and Status Updates can be found on this page:  Reports from the Trail.]

*****  2024 Re-Ride Maps  *****

(2024 Maps will be posted closer to the Re-Ride dates.  )


[This map only works during the 10 days of the Re-Ride]

This first Map records the “ping” received by the satellite, directly from the mochila that is on the Current Rider’s Horse.  Time is recorded in Pacific Time (PT).  This ping is then recorded on the NPS map, the second one below, for you to see the whole Re-Ride.

*Interactive NPS Map *

(National Park Service [NPS] Map)

[NPS translates the signal from the GPS Spot Map, above,

to this interactive map for you to follow the entire Re-Ride.]

The black Pony Rider icons are positioned 5 minutes apart.  Click the (+) button to zoom in to any location area and click the (-) button to zoom back out.  You can also measure distance, choose layers, access the legend, change the background (basemap) or find a specific location.  The coordinates (longitude/latitude) of the cursor location are in the lower left-hand corner.  Click on a blue dot or a Pony Rider icon for more information, too.

NOTE: The map is best viewed within a full browser window.

**View Past Re-Ride Maps Here**



Follow Re-Ride status updates from June 17th–27th 2024!

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