Operating Hours & Seasons
Hours vary from site to site along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Contact individual site owners/managers for more information. See Things To Do for information about trail-related sites.
Places To Go has sites listed by state.
Questions? Contact the National Park Service, National Trails Intermountain Region office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on holidays and weekends.
Did You Know?
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.