• 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

Passport Program

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Passport program

America's natural treasures - our National Parks - are presented in one handy booklet with the Passport To Your National Parks program. This travelogue includes color-coded maps, pre-visit information, illustrations and photographs. It includes a list of every national park area in the United States. Spaces allow you to collect the series of commemorative Passport stamps issued each year.

There are extra pages in the back if you want to place all El Camino trail stamps in one location. We suggest that you verify directions and hours of operation to be sure you can get El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail stamps.

To learn more about the passport program and to purchase a passport book, visit: www.eparks.com

Passport Program sites (updated February 19, 2014)


Palace of the Governors, 105 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe

Old Santa Fe Trail Building, National Park Service, 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe

Spanish Colonial Museum, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe

Lands Information Center (Bureau of Land Management), 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe

El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe

Coronado State Monument, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House, 973 Old Church Road, Corrales

Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Boulevard S.W., Albuquerque

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain Road N.W., Albuquerque

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, I-25 at Exit 169, Socorro County

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, 1001 Highway 1, San Antonio

El Camino Real International Heritage Center, take Interstate 25 to Exit 115 (County Road 1598) and head five miles east, Socorro County

Fort Craig National Historic Site, about 35 miles south of Socorro on County Road 273, off New Mexico Hwy 1, northbound Exit 115 or southbound Exit 124, Socorro County

Fort Selden State Monument, 1280 Fort Selden Road, Radium Springs

Mesilla Plaza, J. Paul Taylor Visitor Center, 2231 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla

Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, New Mexico


El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso

Chamizal National Memorial, 800 South San Marcial Street, El Paso

Los Portales Museum, 1521 San Elizario Road, San Elizario

Go to this PDF link to find more places along your travels where the Passport to National Parks Program exists: www.eparks.com/cancellations.pdf

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.