Ogallala, NE to Guernsey, WY

This section of U.S. Route 26 and Nebraska Highway 92 in Western Nebraska is one we “discovered” a few years ago and have driven a few times. It’s a good road with everything you could want in a road: it’s historic (it was part of the Mormon and Oregon Trails), it’s not an Interstate and it’s usually not crowded.

Also, while our home, St. Louis, was once the Gateway to the West, today you won’t find anything close to wide-open spaces and a sense of being “out West” until you’re another three- or four-hundred miles west of Missouri–or maybe even more, depending on the State you’re in. When going through Nebraska, for me the West begins at Ogallala.

Highlights along the way include–