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?
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.