"Old Utah Trails," the fifth book in the Utah Geographic Series on the state's historical and scenic areas, will be released Oct. 24, publisher Rick Reese said.

The book, by former Deseret News editor Bill Smart, covers the Mormon Trail, the Old Spanish Trail and the Hastings Cutoff used by 19th Century settlers; the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition in 1776; fur trader-explorer Jedediah Smith; the Forty-Niners; the Pony Express; and the Hole-in-the-Rock Expedition to open southeastern Utah.