• 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

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)

Did You Know?

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

For 25 years (1821-1846), when New Mexico was part of the Republic of Mexico, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was the road that Missouri merchants - known as Santa Fe traders - used to reach Mexico's interior markets. Dry goods and hardware were traded for bullion and mules.