"Everyone mount up!" was the rousing call from Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led more than 240 men, women and children on an epic journey to establish a settlement at San Francisco Bay. Follow their legacy along a 1,200-mile historic trail from Nogales, Arizona, to the Bay Area.
For a dynamic online Anza Trail experience, follow the link below to our partner site AnzaHistoricTrail.org:
Hiring Soon: Bilingual Park Guide
Serve as a Bay Area Anza Trail guide in 2014.Read More
Online Anza Trail Experience
Explore the route, create maps, find events & discover more on the Anza Trail's dynamic web experience, in partnership with the Anza Trail Foundation.Read More
Leaving for California. Riding Into History.
Watch the Anza Expedition film, in English or Spanish, and learn how American history was written in 1776... in the West.Read More
1200 Miles. Unlimited Possibilities.
Trail maintenance, recreation, period re-enactments, and more – our partners offer opportunities to discover yourself in the story of the Anza Trail.Read More
Did You Know?
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza was one of the first Spaniards to visit the Casa Grande ruins in modern day Arizona in 1775. He had his priest, Father Pedro Font, measure its dimensions with a lance, and then use an astronomical quadrant to fix its astronomical position. More...