From the Rio Grande to the Red River Valley
Come on a journey that will carry you through 300 years of Louisiana and Texas frontier settlement and development on a Spanish colonial "royal road" that originally extended to Mexico City, Mexico.
The land tells a story. Ruts & creek crossings, missions & presidios chronicle life on the trail. Follow the stories by following these road signs.Read More
Your Passport to the Trail
Over 15 sites at museums, historic sites, missions, presidios, and parks offer the Passport stamp as well as education, inspiration, and good fun.Read More
A Complete Set of Tools
Ready to follow the trail? Need a map? Your toolkit includes maps, visitor information links, and an array of trip planning tips.Read More
A Plan for the Future
A Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment is available as of September 2011.Read More
The National Park Service works with federal, state, county, and local agencies, tribes and private individuals as partners to administer the trail.Read More
Much Ado About Something
This is a story of exploration, adventure, conquest, revolt, trade, migration, and settlement. Read all about it here.Read More
Did You Know?
El Camino Real de los Tejas and the Old San Antonio Road, now a national historic trail, served as an avenue for continuity and change, bringing cultural innovations into Texas from the north, as it had earlier brought Spanish-Mexican institutions from the south.