The Royal Road to the Interior
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 National Park Service works with federal, state, county, and local agencies, tribes and private individuals as partners to administer the trail.Read More
Travel the Trail
Walk trail segments, and visit museums, historic sites, parks, forts, plazas, and a palace connected to El Camino's rich history from 1598.Read More
A Complete Set of Tools
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.Read More
Your Passport to the Parks
Visit over 15 sites where you can get your book stamped. Sites & location information listed here. Everyone loves the National Park Passport Program!Read More
The Trail Comes Alive!
Watch videos that will help you travel and experience the trail. Peruse exhibits placed along the route. Listen to tales of this historic journey.Read More
Much Ado About Something
This is a story of discovery, adventure, conquest, colonization, trade, wars, and riches. Read all about it through ongoing research papers.Read More
Did You Know?
Leading settlers and vast herds of livestock into New Mexico in 1598, Don Juan de Onate crossed the Rio Grande at what became El Paso. Onate then followed indigenous routes along the river, thus establishing the general route of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, which was used for almost 300 years.