What was The Oregon Trail being used for?
It was the route west for people going west in wagon trains.
Because the Mormons used the Oregon trail as far as it went in the direction they wanted to go. The Oregon trail was a well-established trail that had plenty of good drinking water all along the way. From Nebraska to Wyoming, the Oregon trail was the best route. The Mormon trail turns south in Wyoming and enters Utah, while the Oregon trail continues on to Oregon.