• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

Management

  • Established in 1987
  • 1,203 miles long (2013)
 

The National Park Service administers the Santa Fe National Historic Trail in partnership with other federal, state, and local agencies; non-profit organizations; and private landowners. Participating national historic trail sites display the official trail logo.

Certification

Challenge Cost Share

Santa Fe NHT Logo

 

National Trails System
The National Historic Trails System, established by the National Trails System Act of 1968, commemorates historic routes and promotes their preservation and development for public use. National Historic Trails recognize diverse facets of history such as prominent past routes of exploration, migration, trade, communication, and military action. The historic trails generally consist of remnant sites and trail segments, and thus are not necessarily contiguous.

Learn more about the National Trails System, including national historic, scenic, and recreation trails. View the National Trails System map.

 

Our Mission
We collaborate with partners to provide leadership and coordination in the planning, protection, development, and interpretation of our national historic trails and Route 66 for public use and benefit.

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 historic Santa Fe Trail spanned 900 miles of the Great Plains between Missouri, in the United States, and Santa Fe, then in Mexico.