• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

    National Historic Trail CO,KS,MO,NM,OK

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I obtain a map and brochure for the Santa Fe National Historic Trail?

Trail brochures, which have a map, may be obtained from a number of locations, including the National Trails Intermountain Region office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Contact Us page has information for writing or calling the office.

Santa Fe National Historic Trail maps are also available online at the Directions page.

Did You Know?

A barbed wire fence and windmill are near the Point of Rocks formation on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail in New Mexico

Missourian William Becknell was successfull in reaching Santa Fe for trade after the Mexican Revolution of 1821. Prior to that time, Spain had vigorously protected the borders of its New Mexico colony. Becknell is considered the "father" of the historic Santa Fe Trail.