Park Service considering National Pike Trail plan
June 3, 2021
The National Park Service has begun a feasibility study to consider the creation of a national historic trail along the route of Zebulon Pike’s 1806-1807 expedition that took the explorer as far north as the Pawnee village located southwest of the present community of Guide Rock. Scholars now believe it was at that village and not the one near Republic where the Spanish flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes raised.
Public comment about the proposal will be received through June 30.
The Pike expedition was among the first explorations ordered by the United States government into th...