Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trial? The Anza Trail is a 1200-mile trail from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California.
What is the Anza Trail? The Anza Trail commemorates the soldiers and families of the 1775-76 Spanish colonial expedition that traveled on foot from New Spain (now México) to settle San Francisco in Alta California.
Who was Juan Bautista de Anza? Juan Bautista de Anza was a Spanish Captain who established the overland route from New Spain to Alta California in 1774-75, and then recruited and led over 200 settlers and 1000 head of cattle along the same route the following year.
Where is the visitor center? The Anza Trail does not have an official visitor center, but several trail partners along the route have visitors centers. The trail headquarters are located in Oakland, California.
Where can I get a National Park Service Passport cancellation stamp for the Anza Trail? There are 12 National Park Service Passport cancellation stamps for the Anza Trail administered by several trail partners in Arizona and California.
Did You Know?
In 1775, Spanish Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza led more than 240 people and one thousand cattle and horses on a journey over two thousand miles to San Francisco, which Anza founded. 150 of Anza's charges were children under sixteen. Eight of the women were pregnant; several gave birth along the way. More...