Plan Your Visit
While the legislated El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail extends 404 miles in Texas and New Mexico, the historic trail extended all the way to Mexico City. There are museums, historic sites, churches, and original trail segments located all along the length of the trail into Mexico.
To assist with your trip planning, contact information and locations of some trail-related sites and museums can be found at Places to Go in New Mexico and Places to Go in Texas. Find out where you can get your Passport book stamped.
The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management administer this trail jointly. Visit the BLM website dedicated to El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.
Did You Know?
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was used by settlers, missionaries, military, and traders for almost 300 years. When the railroad reached New Mexico in 1880, the Camino Real gradually fell into disuse. Today, Interstate-25 generally follows the historic route of the centuries-old trail.