• 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

Maps

Choose one of the following or scroll down the page: 2010 Map - Historic Map - GIS Interactive Map

 

The 2010 brochure (3.6 MB pdf) includes a map of the US portion of the trail that is administered by the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.

 

The historic map shows the trail from Mexico City to Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan) Pueblo.

 
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El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro historic map
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GIS map page

National historic trails interactive map viewer

GIS Interactive Map

The National Park Service Geographic Resources Program hosts an interactive trails map viewer. Choose the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and then zoom in to find the details you need for trip planning.

Click here for the interactive trails
map viewer.

Tip: There are menu options at the top right and top left of the map viewer.

The top right menu allows you to look at the trail overlaid on street, topographic, or imagery maps. The top left menu lists functions you can give to the map - measure distance, make a printable map, and more.

Did You Know?

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

The dreaded Jornada del Muerto is a 90-mile stretch of almost waterless desert on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro in present-day New Mexico. In the 1600 and 1700s, Spanish trade and supply caravans traveling the road between Mexico City and Santa Fe would move through this section at night.