• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

Why This Spot?

Why did people pick these locations in Kansas, Colorado, and New Meixco to build a life along the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s? We hope you enjoy the stories told, the gorgeous scenery, and the wildlife in this series of videos connecting humans and nature.





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.