Plan Your Visit

Rocky terrain in the foreground lead to scenery of a road and mountains, one person walks on the rocks

Mule pack trains were the preferred mode of transportation over the Old Spanish Trail's rocky terrain. Six miles north of Abiquiú, New Mexico on USFS land.


Old Spanish National Historic Trail extends 2,700 miles across New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. There are museums, historic sites, landmarks, and trail markers located along the trail.
Trip Planning

To assist with planning your visit, go to the PASSPORT PROGRAM web page for an interactive map with trail sites and a list of sites by state. Go to the PUBLICATIONS page to view / print the official map and guide brochure. Go to the MULTIMEDIA page to access a photo gallery.

The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management administer this trail jointly. Visit the BLM website dedicated to Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

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