California Trail Days 2021 has been cancelled. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2022!

Between 1841 and 1869, as many as 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for California. Learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000-mile journey; some seeking land, some gold, others seeking adventure, and some for reasons we may never know. Discover, in their words, adventure half a continent wide!

At the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, California Trail Days brings an 1850 Wagon Encampment and Shoshone Summer Camp to life with historic displays, special presentations, and more! Young visitors can learn how to shoot a bow, pan for gold, play pioneer games, and much more. It’s fun for the whole family and FREE for everyone.

Click HERE or check out Facebook for a full schedule of events and more information on California Trail Days. To plan your trip to Elko, please call the Elko Visitors Center at (775) 738-4091 or click Visit Elko.


June 12 - 13, 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm daily

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Northern Nevada




Northern Nevada