• Two-wheeled carretas carried goods up El Camino from Mexico City in 1598; walking the trail in the Jornada del Muerto, a scorching 90-mile stretch of El Camino wherein colonists had to leave the cool Rio Grande to continue their journey north

    El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

    National Historic Trail NM,TX

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Return to the early 1700s at The Ranch of the Swallows. This historic ranch, now a living history museum, offers traditional crops, a working water mill and a blacksmith shop, and Spanish dances. Experience life in another time in a location unlike any other in America.

300 Years of Memories wayside exhibit

300 Years of Memories
You can participate in 300 years of memories at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a 200-acre living history museum where costumed "villagers" interpret life in early New Mexico. (278 KB pdf)

La Cienega Valley outdoor exhibit

La Cienega Valley
A lush oasis in the desert: La Cienega Creek attracted wildlife and people for thousands of years. La Cienega valley provided an early corridor of El Camino Real. (310 KB pdf)

Linking Cultures & Commerce

Linking Cultures and Commerce
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the "Royal Road to the Interior," spans three centuries, two countries, and 1,600 miles. Read all about it! (280 KB pdf)

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