Wagon Train

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Kit Carson Mountain Men Days of 49 Wagon Train

APRIL 24 – 28, 2024, the 10th annual Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train will trek for five days on back roads and Old Highway 49, starting in Plymouth and visiting Amador County’s historic Main Streets along the way. The Wagon Train features beautiful teams of horses handled by dedicated drivers who welcome the opportunity to share their love of history with the public. The authentic horse-drawn covered wagons circle up each afternoon and evening to rest, visit with the public, and enjoy casual entertainment and a barbecue of wagon train “grub.”

As the Wagon Train nears the end of the trail, it’s just the beginning of the Days of 49 Celebration

Daily Routes of the Wagon Train

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or download them all in one PDF here: WagonTrainRoutes.pdf.

Day 1 – Wednessday April 24

  • Route: Loops through the Shenandoah Valley
  • See the Wagon Train at the Amador County Fairgrounds
    • 5-7pm Dinner BBQ available – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC         

Day 2 – Thursday April 25

  • Route: Begins with private ranch land to Drytown (30 minute stop), begin climb up New Chicago Rd. to private ranch                 

Day 3 – Friday April 26

  • Route:  Travel backroads to: 
  • Amador City (30 minute stop),  (Public can see the wagon train)
  • Sutter Creek (late lunch stop).  (Public can see the wagon train)
  • Begin climb to the Italian Picnic Grounds, Sutter Creek
  • See the Wagon train at the Italian Picnic Grounds
    • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
      Dinner BBQ available – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 
    • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
      Music and dancing to “Those Windburn Brothers”     

Day 4 – Saturday April 27

  • Route:  Private ranch lands to Jackson, procession down Main Street, Jackson, stop at the Senior Center and ending at Laughton Ranch, Jackson
  • 1:00 -3:00 PM
    Meet the Wagon Train at the Ranch –   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    • Luncheon BBQ available 
    • Music by Jack Magee, Travelin’ Tunes 

Day 5 – Sunday April 28

Jackson Main Street Celebration

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