Take a journey on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail to savor 300 years of heritage and culture in the Southwest. This Spanish colonial "royal road" in New Mexico and Texas originally extended to Mexico City, Mexico.
The land has a story to tell. Swales, creek crossings, and missions chronicle life on the trail. Follow the stories by following these road signs.
The National Park Service works with federal, state, county, and local agencies, tribes and private individuals as partners to administer the trail.
Walk trail segments, and visit museums, historic sites, parks, forts, plazas, and a palace connected to El Camino Real's rich history from 1598.
Ready to follow the trail? Need a map? Your toolkit includes brochures, maps, and links for trip planning. Go to Multimedia for video/audio/exhibits.
Visit over 15 sites where you can get your book stamped. Sites & location information listed here. Everyone loves the National Park Passport Program!
Watch videos that will help you travel and experience the trail. Peruse exhibits placed along the route. Listen to tales of this historic journey.
This is a story of discovery, adventure, conquest, colonization, trade, wars, and riches. Read all about it through ongoing research papers.
Last Updated: 04/22/2015