• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

California Trailheads

Anza statue in Lake Merced Park, San Francisco

Anza statue in Lake Merced Park, San Francisco

Jeff Axel

There are over 150 total miles of designated Anza recreation trail segments in California. They can be found from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to San Francisco.

For visitors to Yuha Desert, in Imperial County, an audio tour is now available featuring two Anza sites.

More detailed trailhead information coming soon. Please check locally or contact the park directly for orientation information.

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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...