• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

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April 08, 2014
Ride the Coast Starlight Along the Anza Trail in 2014
Between May 26 and August 31, 2014, volunteer docents return to deliver Anza Trail programming on board the Amtrak Coast Starlight.

March 26, 2014
April 5: Anza Trail Ribbon-Cutting at San Gabriel Mission
Media Advisory: The National Park Service, Anza Trail Foundation, and San Gabriel Mission unveil interpretive wayside exhibit April 5.

Did You Know?

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...