• 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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Copyright Bill Singleton, NPS and Pima County Graphics

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...