• 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

Accessibility

Listen to the story of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. An audio podcast is on the Photos & Multimedia page.

Sites along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, including Palace of the Governors, Spanish Colonial Arts Museum, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Coronado State Monument/KuauaPueblo, Gutierrez-Hubbell House, Fort Selden State Monument, Mesilla Plaza, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Bosque del Apache NWF, El Camino Real International Heritage Center, New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, City of El Paso Museum of History, Ysleta Mission Church, El Paso La Purisima Socorro Mission, San Elceario Catholic Church, and Chamizal National Memorial generally meet accessibility standards for people with disabilities.

However, because of the varied nature and rural character of the many certified sites making up this trail, it is best that you inquire locally about accessibility when contacting specific sites for visitation information.

Did You Know?

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

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.