• 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.

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Did You Know?

The Anza Trail stretches 1200 miles from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California

Franciscan Father Pedro Font wrote a journal during his 1775-76 trip on the Anza Trail. Font suffered from culture shock, and his journals are a study in personal bigotry. However, by the time Font reached California he had grown more tolerant and wrote less insulting things about the tribes he met along the way. More...