• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

Things To Do

Islas

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.

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...