How To Create Your Sign Plan
The Sign Planning Process
Developing a sign plan is the first step toward signing the trail. Next steps include working with NPS staff and eventually with agencies having jurisdiction over local roads and state highways. Trail association members and other trail partners will develop sign plans using this template to identify trail routes and resources locally and regionally. Most sign plans use logical political jurisdictions, such as city or county limits, as project boundaries. Please contact NPS staff before you begin your sign plan so we can guide and assist you.
The NHT Family of Signs and How to Use Them
The sign plan template addresses the use of road signs. It is not for interpretive exhibits or pedestrian signs. (Contact us if you are interested in pedestrian trail signing. Pedestrian versions of many standard national historic trail signs have been developed.
Using the Using the Web-based Sign Planning Tool to Create Your Sign Plan
Once you contact NPS and start your sign plan, go to this link for an online sign planning tool.
National Park Service
National Trails Intermountain Region
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Did You Know?
Tens of thousands of churro sheep were brought north from Mexico into New Mexico along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro during the Spanish colonial era. These flocks contributed to the colonial economy by supplying meat, hides, tallow, and wool for northern New Mexico's renowned woven goods.