• 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

Certified Sites on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro NHT

The owners or managers of these historic sites and interpretive facilities are certified partners with the National Park Service on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (north to south).

(updated May 20, 2014)

NEW MEXICO

Palace of the Governors: at 105 West Palace Avenue, on the north side of the Santa Fe Plaza

Spanish Colonial Arts Museum: 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe (at Museum Hill)

El Rancho de las Golondrinas: at 334 Los Pinos Road, La Cienega

Camino Real Site: in the La Cienega area, southwest of Santa Fe. The specific location is restricted.

Coronado State Monument: at 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo

Casa San Ysidro, The Gutiérrez-Minge House: at 973 Old Church Road, Corrales

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History: at 2000 Mountain Road NW (corner of 19th Street), Albuquerque

Estancia de los Jaramillo: 1305 Blake Road, SW, Albuquerque

Gutierrez-Hubbell House: at 6029 Isleta Boulevard SW, Albuquerque

Tomé Hill: (El Cerro de Tomé) is approximately five miles southeast of Los Lunas. A portion of the hill is protected in Tomé Hill Park, at the corner of Tomé Hill Road (Rio del Oro Loop North) and La Entrada Road.

Tomé Jail, 8 Church Loop (SW side of plaza), Tomé

El Camino Real International Heritage Center: approximately 30 miles south of Socorro and 35 miles north of Truth or Consequences. To reach the site, take Interstate 25 to Exit 115 and head five miles east.

Fort Selden State Monument: in Radium Springs, 13 miles north of Las Cruces

Antonio Store: at 5285 Cristo Rey, Doña Ana

Barncastle House, John M. and John D.: at 5492 Cristo Rey, Doña Ana

Branigan Cultural Center: 501 North Main Street, Las Cruces

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum: 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces

Mesilla Plaza: in Central Mesilla, bounded by Calle Principal, Calle de Guadalupe, Calle de Santiago, and Calle de Parian

TEXAS

Keystone Heritage Park: at 4200 Doniphan Drive, El Paso

City of El Paso Museum of History: at 510 N. Santa Fe Street (at W. Franklin Avenue), El Paso

Ysleta Mission Church: at 131 S. Zaragoza Road, El Paso

La Purisima Socorro Mission: at 328 S. Nevarez Road, Socorro

Casa Ortiz: at 10167 Socorro Road, Socorro

Los Portales (Casa Garcia): at 1587 San Elizario Road, San Elizario (adjacent to San Elceario Catholic Church)

San Elceario Catholic Church: at 1556 San Elizario Road, San Elizario

Did You Know?

Traces of a dirt road, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, stretch across a southern New Mexico desert landscape

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was used by settlers, missionaries, military, and traders for almost 300 years. When the railroad reached New Mexico in 1880, the Camino Real gradually fell into disuse. Today, Interstate-25 generally follows the historic route of the centuries-old trail.