History in
Bridger Valley

Bridger Valley is literally at the crossroads of history. Mountain men, trappers, pioneers, religious outcasts, railroads, and automobiles have each left their mark as they converged here. Discover different ways to explore and enjoy the history that is rich in our valley.

Trails Blazed by Those Who Came Before Us

Those who came before us were, often without knowing it, trailblazers. Thousands of people have had an impact on Bridger Valley, and many have left their mark. Discover the many historical sites and resources available in our valley. Just click one of the links below and you can discover more about the rich history of Bridger Valley.

Fort Bridger SHS

The Fort Bridger State Historic Site brings the past to life. The fort is at the historic convergence of the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, Pony Express, Overland, and Cherokee trails, as well as the Lincoln Highway.



Fort Supply

As groups of pioneers moved westward, they sought to establish way stations that could help in that movement. One such way station was the short-lived Fort Supply, located to the southwest of present-day Mountain View.



Piedmont Kilns

Just to the west of Bridger Valley is a real Old West ghost town. Piedmont is slowly passing into history, but the Piedmont Kilns provide a fascinating glimpse into the economic history of the area.



Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway, initially consisting of little more than rutted dirt roads. The historic highway runs through the heart of Uinta County and was pivotal to Bridger Valley.



Heritage Museum

Located on the second floor of Lyman’s town hall, the Bridger Valley Heritage Museum collects and displays artifacts and photos from the bygone eras of the area. Visit today! (The museum is open only by appointment.)



More to Explore

Fort Bridger

Step back into the Old West and discover a small town with an outsized effect on the westward growth of America.


Lyman is your family destination for fun and adventure. Explore small-town America with a friendly western atmosphere.

Mountain View

Dubbed the Gateway to the High Uintas, Mountain View is a great place to visit and base your explorations of Bridger Valley.