Things To Do
A variety of trail-related historic sites, wayside exhibits, and markers are waiting in six states for your visit. Due to the Old Spanish National Historic Trail's recent authorization (December 2002), there are no national historic trail-related guides available. For now, you will need to check local guidebooks and other information sources to find trail-related sites.
The Old Spanish Trail Association hosts various activities and events connected to the trail. For further information, refer to the association's web site at www.oldspanishtrail.org.
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.