• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

Operating Hours & Seasons

Historic Reenactment

National Park Service volunteer Bill Islas, portraying Captain Anza, inspects his newest recruits at the annual Pasados del Presidio event in San Francisco.

NPS

Discover historic, cultural, and recreation sites along the 1200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail throughout California and Arizona.

Visit our partner website, www.AnzaHistoricTrail.org, to find sites, trail resources, and events along the U.S. portion of the trail. (The historic corridor of the 1775-76 Anza expedition also includes the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Sonora, and Baja California.)

While there is no official Anza Trail visitor center, the National Park Service hosts a permanent Anza Trail exhibit in the historic 1849 Martinez Adobe, on the grounds of the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.

Many affiliated historic, cultural, and recreation sites on the Anza Trail offer visitor services and facilities. Inquire before you visit.

Contact the Anza Trail administrative office in San Francisco at 415-623-2344 or via email.

Stay on this NPS website, www.nps.gov/JUBA, for administrative resources of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, including resources for trail management, planning, interpretation, and education.

Did You Know?

Anza by Bill Singleton, Pima Co. Copyright

Ever worry you'll be forgotten by history? Spaniard Juan Bautista de Anza almost was. In 1775 he led more than 240 colonists to California to found San Francisco. Spain lost California to Mexico, which lost it to the United States. Luckily, in the 1930s historian Herbert Bolton saved Anza from obscurity. More...