Want to go exploring “off the beaten path”? The Butterfield Stage Experience is a new mostly gravel bicycle touring route consisting of county gravel roads and multi-use trails using/paralleling the historic Butterfield Stage Route in Missouri.
Currently more than 250 miles in length, the route is low-traffic trail-like experience that leads you straight to the heart of rural Missouri and visits many of the historic Butterfield Stage sites and monuments across the state. The route is accessible to most who enjoy natural-surface routes like the Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail–and are ready to take the next step towards adventure.
Great for day trips, weekend getaways, or a few days of bike camping or bikepacking.
Connect to the Katy, Rock Island, and Frisco Highline Trails.
Go explore Missouri in a whole new way and be sure and check out the Warsaw, Lincoln and Cole Camp connections.
The MO Bike Federation has created a website to find these historical routes and mapping (including GPS maps) linking Benton County to other major trail systems. Click here for more information on the Butterfield Stage Experience on MObikefed.org