An Arduous Adventure of Rich Trade
Follow the routes of mule pack trains across the Southwest on the Old Spanish National Historic Trail between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Los Angeles, California. New Mexican traders moved locally produced merchandise across what are now six states to exchange for mules and horses.
The National Park Service works with federal, state, county, and local agencies, tribes and private individuals as partners to administer the trail.Read More
Passport to Your Parks
Visit over 40 sites where you can get your book stamped. Sites & location information listed here. Everyone loves the National Park Passport Program!Read More
A Complete Set of Tools
Ready to follow the trail? Need a map? Your toolkit includes brochures, maps, and links for trip planning.Read More
Planning for a New National Historic Trail
It’s a process! And that includes a Comprehensive Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which is underway.Read More
Your Link to History
This is a story of traders, soldiers, merchants, Indians, and horse thieves traveling one of the crookedest trails in history. Read all about it here.Read More
Did You Know?
The wool trade and sheep were a major economic industry in New Mexico. Woven woolen goods were shipped west on the Old Spanish Trail, and south to other Mexican provinces along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. Thousands of sheep were traded from Santa Fe south on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro to Chihuahua and Durango from 1821-1846.