• Red Rock Country, pack mules, Gunnison River

    Old Spanish

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA,CO,NV,NM,UT

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.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Researchers mapping the Old Spanish National Historic Trail have used travelers' accounts and knowledge of landmarks, geography, and geology. Over its years of use, Old Spanish Trail routes varied as traders looked for good water sources and shortened the length and time of travel.