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Hams Fork Cutoff

Trail marker.


By 1850, the Oregon-Mormon Pioneer-California trail system had developed almost as many shortcuts as there were wagon masters. The emigrants called these shortcuts "Cutoffs."

The Hams Fork Cutoff was a little used route that followed the main trail southwest to the junction of the Hams Fork and Blacks Fork Rivers before following the Hams Fork northwest to join the Sublette Cutoff.

This trail is unmarked and located mostly on private lands.