Traveling the Trail

The question we hear most is "Where's the trail?" It's a good question. This national historic trail weaves through communities as well as wildlands. There are many stops along the way from south of El Paso, Texas to Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo), north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Return to this page often to find more videos that will help you travel the trail, and experience an incredible heritage that dates back to 1598. Over time colonizers brought silver, chiles, silks, and other products from Mexico City; items that we still use across America today.


Título: Haga un viaje a lo largo del Sendero Histórico Nacional de El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Take a Journey along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail

Spanish Translation WORD (36 KB) PDF (90 KB)


Título: Los Niños de la Época Colonial Española
Children of Spanish Colonial Times

Spanish Translation: WORD (30 KB) PDF (85 KB)


Título: El cuento de un niño de Socorro, por Sheri Armijo
A Child's Story of Socorro

Spanish translation WORD (25 KB) PDF (424 KB)


a rocky mesa with one person and blue sky
La Bajada Mesa

La Bajada Mesa is a cultural landscape about 16 miles south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. As you will see in this video, the landscape was the "last hurdle" on the trail for caravans heading to Okhay Owingeh. Enjoy.

The Last Hurdle: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro from New Mexico PBS "Moments in Time"

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