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Traveling the Trail

During your travels through the middle of America and toward the Southwest, there are many sites along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail that you can easily visit.

Our Map page will also help you decide your journey along this incredible route through history.

 

 

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site is located 8 miles east of La Junta, Colorado on Highway 194. Site administered by the National Park Service.

 

 

Boggsville Historic Site is located on the Purgatoire River two miles south of Las Animas, Colorado on Highway 101. Site administered by the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County.

 

 
comanche nat. grassland

Look for rest stops such as this one on Colorado Highway 350.

Comanche National Grassland is located in Baca, Las Animas, and Otero counties of southeastern Colorado. The total land area of the grassland is approximately 443,784 acres. Site administered by the U.S. Forest Service.

 
Comanche National Grassland
Take a walk on the wild side. Comanche National Grassland off Colorado Highway 350.
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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

After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the United States acquired almost half of Mexico's lands, including New Mexico. Trade and military freighting on the historic Santa Fe Trail boomed, with both firms and individuals obtaining and subcontracting lucrative government contracts.