Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pony Express Sweetwater Trail Complete

Eagle Mountain, UT, November 25 – Construction has been completed on the Pony Express-Sweetwater Trail, a five mile trail that connects the two currently developed areas of Eagle Mountain City known as The Ranches and City Center. A Turkey Walk/Trot event sponsored by Eagle Mountain City will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27 at 9 AM to celebrate the completion of the trail.

The Pony Express-Sweetwater Trail runs parallel to the historic Pony Express Trail - a route for mail carriers on horseback who traveled from Missouri to California from 1860 to 1861. The original Pony Express Trail was a means for connecting the eastern part of the United States with the west. The Pony Express-Sweetwater Trail provides a similar connection for the eastern and western parts of Eagle Mountain City, the third largest city in Utah in land area at 47.1 square miles.

Local riders with the National Pony Express Association will lead off the Turkey Walk/Trot on horseback in honor of this historical connection.

“This trail will provide another fantastic outdoor recreation opportunity for our residents, as well as an additional mode of access between the two sections of our city,” Mayor Heather Jackson said.

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