Plan Your Visit

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail extends almost 3,300 miles from the Mississippi River to California. There are museums, historic sites, churches, and original trail segments located all along the length of the trail to California.

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Basic Information

Find info about fees & passes, FAQs, special alerts, how to see ruts & swales, and more.

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Places to Go

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

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

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Things to Do

Bike, hike, run, horseback ride, paddle, birdwatch, climb, camp, RV, photograph - there are countless ways to explore your historic trails!

Last updated: September 25, 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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