Things To Do

sapling grove

Since the late 1820s, Sapling Grove, located on the headwaters of Turkey Creek, was a significant campsite on the Santa Fe Trail. Overland Park, Kansas

Numerous activities are available along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. These include hiking, driving, visiting museums and visitor centers, and touring historic communities. Go to Places To Go for an interactive site map and a listing of sites by state that includes site name, address, phone number, access, historical significance, onsite interpretation, and website.

Go to the Publications web page to view / download / order the official map and guide brochure.

Bring visitors to your Santa Fe site! Go to Tell-Tale Signs to learn how you can create a road sign plan in your area.

Nonfederal historic sites, trail segments, and interpretive facilities become part of the trail through certification. This is a voluntary process in which an owner or manager agrees to adhere to National Park Service standards for resource preservation and visitor use. Public lands and state, county, and city parks along the trail route preserve trail resources. Although not yet certified, they may be open for public use. Other trail sites are on nonprofit or private property and may not be open to the public.

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