• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

Challenge Cost Share Projects

Outdoor kiosk shelter with wayside exhibits

CCSP funded an outdoor kiosk shelter with wayside exhibits about the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California National Historic Trails in Gardner, Kansas

NPS

Through the Challenge Cost Share Program (CCSP), the NPS assists and supports the work of its partners. The types of projects are wide ranging, but always related to national historic trails. These include projects involving original research on trail-related topics, development of outdoor wayside exhibits, resource preservation activities, or creation of educational materials.

View a list of past projects (PDF) funded by the National Trails Intermountain Region, with staff in Santa Fe and Salt Lake City.

In case you didn't know, staff with the National Trails Intermountain Region administer nine national historic trails:

California National Historic Trail

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Old Spanish National Historic Trail (jointly with the Bureau of Land Management)

Oregon National Historic Trail

Pony Express National Historic Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

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

Opened in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became the lifeline for protection and communication between Missouri and Santa Fe. Military forts opened along the route to protect trail travel and trade, and freighting and merchant operations boomed.