• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

Weather

Due to the length of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting. Here is a link to the Weather Channel website for the central U.S.

www.weather.com/maps/geography/centralus/index_large.html

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.