HELPING YOU DISCOVER El CAMINO REAL DE TIERRA ADENTRO
Look left, look right, look straight ahead — the land has a story to tell. Swells and swales, creek crossings and river routes, deep rutted animal tracks: all these signify an international highway of the past! You can follow American Indian routes that Spaniards used to establish missions in a travel corridor from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Imagine these long-ago times as you travel to historic rendezvous points and scout natural landmarks across the countryside. These tell-tale signs will help you find and explore the many places and stories of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail.
When you see a Site Identification sign, you know you have arrived at the entrance to a historic site, segment, or interpretive facility.
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.