• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

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?

A barbed wire fence and windmill are near the Point of Rocks formation on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail in New Mexico

In 1821, the eastern terminus of the historic Santa Fe Trail was Franklin, Missouri; by 1832, Independence, Missouri; and by 1845, at Westport Landing, now Kansas City, Missouri. Textiles and hardware were traded west; silver and mules were traded east.