• 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

After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the United States acquired almost half of Mexico's lands, including New Mexico. Trade and military freighting on the historic Santa Fe Trail boomed, with both firms and individuals obtaining and subcontracting lucrative government contracts.