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 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.