Fees & Reservations
There are no user or entry fees for the Old Spanish National Historic Trail. Nominal fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, private, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities.
The National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management are participating in the new Interagency Pass Program, which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Other participating agencies include the USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation.
Information about purchasing the new America the Beautiful Passes (as of January 1, 2007) is available on this website. There are no fees for visiting the national historic trails, but some trail resources and sites are on federal lands managed by other agencies that do collect these fees.
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.