Lookout Pass

Pony Express Riders faced many challenges as they traversed the Great Salt Lake Desert, but before they could begin this daunting journey, they had to climb Lookout Pass after leaving Faust in Rush Valley. The summit of Lookout Pass was home to a station that served as an important rest stop for the riders. Today, a marker stands at the site to commemorate the station and the riders who passed through the area. From this station, the next stop on the route was Simpson Springs, approximately 16 miles to the southwest. Visiting this historic marker is a unique and fascinating way to learn about the early days of the Pony Express and the important role it played in the development of the American West.