Basic Information

GIS Data and Information

For Geographic Information System data regarding the trail, please visit Resource Information Management at the National Trails office.


Trail sites are located across 3,000 miles and 7 states. The Butterfield Overland Trail is administered by the NPS office located at:


Trail Administration

The Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail (NHT) was designated by Congress in 2023 and is administered by the National Park Service as a component of the National Trails System. Despite the name, the Butterfield Overland NHT is not a continuous traditional trail from end to end, but consists of many trail traces, structures, landmarks, and markers left on the landscape to remind us that the trail still lives on.

Protect the Trail

To foster trail preservation, do not use metal detectors, dig at sites, collect artifacts, or remove anything. Please respect these historic places.


More Trip Planning Information

  • A path lined with rocks in the desert.
    Places to Go

    Where can you visit the trail? Use the interactive map to find places to visit.

  • A map of California with a trail traveling south to north.

    Navigate the trail miles with maps, interactive GIS maps, sign info and more.

Last updated: June 2, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

National Trails Office Regions 6|7|8
Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87505

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