For your safety and comfort, do not assume that signs on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail will warn you of all safety hazards. Keep watch over children. Keep pets under physical constraint. Be aware of potentially extreme weather conditions and the sometimes-high danger of fire on the prairie. Many trail sites lack amenities; plan ahead. Use public restrooms and other facilities while in towns or developed areas.
Did You Know?
Travel on the historic Santa Fe Trail moved in both directions, with Missouri traders heading for Santa Fe with goods, and Hispanic traders from New Mexico heading east to Missouri.