• Red Rock Country, pack mules, Gunnison River

    Old Spanish

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



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?

Did You Know?

Considerable trading of horses and mules occurred on the Old Spanish Trail between California and New Mexico. There was also considerable horse and mule theft!