• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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


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August 11, 2012
McCoy Park Exhibit Dedication in Missouri
Five exhibit panels covering the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California national historic trails were dedicated Saturday, August 11, 2012 in McCoy Park, Independence, Missouri.

October 04, 2011
Unveiling at Dodge City Ruts
National Trails Intermountain Region (NTIR) staff representing the Santa Fe National Historic Trail worked with partners to rehabilitate a site featuring some of the best examples of Santa Fe Trail ruts along the 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

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.