The Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work with other federal agencies, state and local governments, organizations, tribes, and private individuals as partners to administer the national historic trail.
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association is the primary nonfederal partner with the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management in planning and administration of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. The association is a national organization dedicated to preserving the trail and telling its stories.
To learn more, visit the association's website at www.caminorealcarta.org
The historic trail is also designated as El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro National Scenic Byway, a program administered by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration.
To learn more, visit the New Mexico Tourism Department's website on the byway at http://newmexico.org/scenicbyways/el_camino_real.php
Did You Know?
Brought to the New World by Spaniards, horses first arrived in New Mexico in the 16th century. For years afterward, many more horses were brought in via El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. Indian tribes captured thousands of them, which were dispersed across the plains and integrated into American Indian culture.