• 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


Due to the length of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting. Here is a link for the Southwest US.


trail supplies, ornate boxes, metal bells, Chiles
This museum offers the most extensive exhibits that exist on the trail. The historic trail site overlooks the northern end of the dry desert expanse of the Jornada del Muerto, the lower Rio Grande, and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. The remote desert location presents a sense of the climate and the long dusty trail endured by these early travelers, spending six months or longer on the trail to reach Santa Fe from Zacatecas, Mexico.
Hstoric Trail Site sign and exterior

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