• 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

Dedication at the Jornada del Muerto

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Date: October 25, 2010

You are cordially invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the Jornada del Muerto visitor use sites, exhibits, and retracement hiking trail along an original segment of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail.

  • Where: Yost Escarpment Trailhead Sierra County Road A013
  • When: Saturday, October 30, 2010
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.


  • From the north: Take I-25 Exit #79 and head east on 51, then south on A013.
  • From the south: Take I-25 Exit #35 to E070.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service,in partnership with El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association, New MexicoDepartment of Transportation, and Sierra and Doña Ana Counties.

In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. at:

Fort Selden State Monument
1280 Fort Selden Road
Radium Springs, New Mexico

I-25 Exit 19

For more information, contact:

Veronica Maldonado
Administrative Assistant
Bureau of Land Management

Did You Know?

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

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.