Reenactors on the trial, 2012, near Cedar City. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Outfitters

Southern Utah Chapter

Gerald Van Iwaarden, President

The Southern Utah Chapter is headquartered in Cedar City, Utah. We are dedicated to preserving trail evidence and artifacts through our on-the-ground activities with the BLM and other Trail-oriented entities.

We have partnered with local governments, Tourism Councils and other groups to erect signage definitively marking the original trail from the Fish Lake Area down to Mountain Meadows (Las Vegas de Santa Clara). This route still has visible trail characteristics from the extensive travel during the trail years. The Old Spanish Trail is also marked on Off Road maps being developed by Iron County which also depicts ATV and off-road trails in the area.

The Southern Utah Chapter was also instrumental in obtaining the agreement with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, at Southern Utah University, to become the official archive for the Old Spanish Trail Association artifacts and reports.

We also host Old Spanish Trail educational seminars at Southern Utah University and at the Frontier Heritage Museum State Park here in Cedar City.

Fishlake Cutoff Interpretive Display

Fish Lake Chapter

Stephanie Moulton, President

The Fish Lake Chapter was formed to identify and promote the Old Spanish Trail in the counties surrounding scenic Fish Lake, Utah. Utilizing the chapter as a vehicle for the education and enjoyment of all seeking information concerning the trail through our area, the group promotes public awareness of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail and its multicultural heritage by encouraging research and publication and partnering with government and private organizations.

Chapter members participate with history projects, games, and resource distribution with the Natural Resource Fair at the Sevier Valley Center every April. Several members are always available to talk to service clubs, history groups, and schools about the trail and our local relationship to it.

Additional information about the Old Spanish Trail and the Old Spanish National Historic Trail can be found at the Frémont Indian State Park Visitor Center, Richfield City Carnegie Library, the Fish Lake Lodge, and any Fishlake National Forest district office.

Red Pueblo Chapter

Jeff Frey, President