Riverbed Station

Located after Simpson Springs along the Pony Express route is the River Bed Pony Express Station, which lies on the floor of the ancient Sevier River that once drained from the Garfield County area into Lake Bonneville. The course of the river was altered after a lava flow, which caused it to change direction towards the Delta and Sevier Lake area. Unfortunately, due to flash flooding in the area, little evidence of the station remains today. However, according to Pony Express folklore, this site was known to be difficult to man due to its reputation of being regularly visited by desert spirits. Although the station’s physical remnants may be scarce, its legend and importance in the history of the Pony Express still lives on. Visitors to the area can appreciate the challenges and mystical stories associated with this historic station along the route.