Pioneer gravesites along the Lander trail. Photo by Kitty DoryLander Trail
The site is a 7 mile segment of "The Lander Cut-off of the Oregon Trail", the first road commissioned by Congress with funding for location and construction. F.W. Lander supervised the project. Opened in 1858 to serve as an alternate route between Star Valley and Fort Hall, fresh feed and water were abundant. Byway travelers are on the "Trail" from the southwest to the southeast corner of Grays Lake. It is an historically important event in the Oregon Trail emigration saga.
Gravesites along the Lander trail.
Afton Wyoming's Lander Trail History

Idaho State Historical Society - History and Photos of Lander's Trail