Old Spanish NHT 2017 Highlights

Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA)


  • Interpretive Wayside — Developed and installed a new wayside at Whitewater and Orchard Mesa trailheads, Mesa County, CO.
  • Programs — Held an interpretive tour for 50 participants in Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County, CA; held the fifth annual OST Day for 1,000 participants at Desert Discovery Center, San Bernardino County, CA; held the OSTA Conference for 120 attendees in Barstow, CA.
  • Social Media — OSTA revised its website and held a major social media campaign on Facebook.


  • Signage — Added NHT signage in Iron County, UT and San Juan County, NM; added silhouette statuaries in Iron County, UT, Garfield County, UT, Clark County, NV, and Sevier County, UT; replaced and restored historic OST markers throughout Nevada.
  • Development — Developed OSNHT Recreation and Development Strategies for Emery County, UT, Grand County, UT, and Sevier/Piute/Garfield Counties, UT.
  • Advocacy — Participated in ongoing OSNHT protection advocacy via comments on Federal undertakings along the entire trail.


  • Chapter — OSTA established a new chapter, Descendants and Travelers of the Trail Chapter.

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