"¡Vayan Subiendo!"

"Everyone mount up!" was the rousing call from Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led some 240 men, women, and children on an epic journey to establish the first non-Native settlement at San Francisco Bay. Today, the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail connects history, culture, and outdoor recreation from Nogales, Arizona, to the San Francisco Bay Area.


NPS Centennial

What Can the Centennial Mean for You?

Webinar for Anza Trail friends & partners: April 21 & 23. Learn how to leverage the National Park Service Centennial for your sites.

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Tucson Trail Opening May 2

Tucson Gets More Trail, May 2

More Anza Trail comes to Tucson May 2. Help inaugurate the Paseo de las Iglesias. Kids' bike ride, activity stations & more throughout the morning.

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#Anza Trail sign

Tag Your Place on the #AnzaTrail

Create a custom sign to show off your place on the #AnzaTrail!

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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.

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Anza Trail Film

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.

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Style Guide

Exhibit Style Guide

Developing a wayside exhibit to interpret your place along the Anza Trail? Our wayside style guide will help.

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Two reenactors

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.

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