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     “The ascent of the hills (for they do not deserve the name of Mountains) was so gradual as to cause little fatigue in travelling over them.”      William Ashley, February 1825

Traces of the Cherokee Trail at Greyback Ridge, northwest of Livermore.

Visible traces of Ben Holladay’s 1862 Overland Stage Line. The Overland Trail follows portions of the Cherokee Trail in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming.

Marker at Cherokee Station, also known as Stonewall and Ten Mile. This was the setting for Louis L’Amour’s book The Cherokee Trail. Steamboat Rock and Tug Rock in the background.

Virginal Dale stage station, established 150 years ago, is the only remaining Ben Holladay Overland Stage Line station.