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?
Leading settlers and vast herds of livestock into New Mexico in 1598, Don Juan de Onate crossed the Rio Grande at what became El Paso. Onate then followed indigenous routes along the river, thus establishing the general route of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, which was used for almost 300 years.