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?
In 1829, Mexican trader Antonio Armijo was the first to lead a trade caravan from Abiquiu, New Mexico, all the way to Los Angeles on what became the Old Spanish Trail. He traded serapes and other New Mexican goods for horses and mules.