Past Conferences

An Annual fall conference is held on a site along the trail in Kansas or Colorado. The conference features speakers, banquet and entertainment, and professional guided
motor coach tours to historic trail locations. Conference data and updates our posted
on this website.


Brochures in RED have additional links to pictures:

Smoky Hill Trail 2018 Program

2018 Conference -Manhattan KS “Rendezvous at the Island of Many Hills”

2017 Conference -Burlington CO “Calamities and Catastrophes on the Smoky Hill Trail”

2016 Conference -Hays KS “The People of the Smoky Hill Trail”

2015 Conference -Atchison, KS David Butterfield’s Dream

2014 Conference – Russell KS “Flora and Fauna on the Smoky Hill Trail: Commissary of the Plains”

2013 Conference -Parker CO “Pikes Peak or Bust: The Smoky Hill Trail and Cherry Creek – The Final Twenty Miles to Denver”

2012 Conference -Abilene KS “Abilene, Cowboys, Cattle & the Smoky Hill Trail”

2011 Conference -Oakley KS “The Smoky Hill Trail: The Contested Land”

2010 Conference -Limon CO “The Smoky Hill Trail: Transportation Corridor of the High Plains”

2009 Conference -Junction City KS “Davis County: Hub of Rivers, Trails and Rails”

2008 Conference – Salina KS “Effects of the Smoky Hill Trail”

"Organization and History of the Smoky Hill Trail"

2007 Conference – Hays KS “Organization and History of the Smoky Hill Trail”