Pioneer Treks


Experience firsthand the faith and determination of the pioneers.


Plan an activity in which the youth reenact some of the faith-building experiences of the pioneers who journeyed to the Salt Lake Valley in the mid-1800s. Youth could be organized into groups or “families,” wear pioneer-era clothing, pull handcarts, and discuss the faith of those who made courageous sacrifices to gather to Zion. 

For detailed information about organizing and carrying out a handcart trek, see Handcart Trek Reenactments: Guidelines for Leaders.

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