Getting to the Old Spanish National Historic Trail
The historic trail crossed six states - New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California.
You can reach the national historic trail by flying into a number of airports, including Santa Fe, New Mexico; Alamosa and Durango, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; St. George, Utah; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Los Angeles, California. Trail-related sites are easily reached from these cities.
You can reach some trail sites by auto on all-weather roads. Other sites are along unpaved roads or along river corridors. An official trail guide and map is not yet available - please check with local sources.
Did You Know?
The Old Spanish Trail was primarily a horse and burro pack route between Santa Fe and Los Angeles, which developed partly from a network of American Indian and Hispanic trade routes.