Things To Do

Major Annual Events Along the Anza Trail
In October, Southern Arizona commemorates the departure of the Anza Expedition; every June San Francisco commemorates its arrival.

Passport to Your National Parks
Collect 30+ unique Anza Trail stamps from Mexico, Arizona, and California

Trails & Rails
Ride the Amtrak along the Anza Trail with National Park Service docents as your guides

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Historic Sites in Arizona

Historic Sites in California

Premier Recreation Trails


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


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,, 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.

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