• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

Accessibility

A large print version of the official map and guide is on the Brochures page.

Listen to the story of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. An audio podcast is on the Photos & Multimedia page.

National Park Service areas along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, including Fort Larned National Historic Site, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Fort Union National Memorial, and Pecos National Historical Park, generally meet accessibility standards for people with disabilities. However, because of the varied nature and rural character of the many certified sites making up the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, it is best that you inquire locally about accessibility when contacting specific sites for visitation information.

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.