• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

New Mexico Exhibits

Travel the trail by reading exhibits in towns across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The western terminus of the trail found traders in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they returned with gold, silver, furs, wool, mules, and horses.

Fort Union NM aerial
Excellent Santa Fe wagon ruts can be seen as you drive into Fort Union NM, and wayside exhibits tell their story.

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

The Santa Fe National Historic Trail is one of 19 national historic trails in the National Trails System, which also contains national scenic and recreational trails.