• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

"¡Vayan Subiendo!"

"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:

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Anza by Bill Singleton, Pima Co. Copyright

Ever worry you'll be forgotten by history? Spaniard Juan Bautista de Anza almost was. In 1775 he led more than 240 colonists to California to found San Francisco. Spain lost California to Mexico, which lost it to the United States. Luckily, in the 1930s historian Herbert Bolton saved Anza from obscurity. More...