The Royal Road of the Interior Land

Travel along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail to experience and learn from a complicated legacy of 300 years of conflict, cooperation, and cultural exchange between a variety of empires—European and non-European alike. Read More

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Planning a Trail Visit

Do you want to experience the trail? Learn more about where you can go, historic sites you can visit and more!

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Where is this National Historic Trail?

Take a look at interactive, historic, and trip planning maps to learn more about locations along the trail.

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What is a National Historic Trail?

Many folks wonder what a national historic trail actually is. Hear from trail staff about how we define these important parts of history.

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Explore Digitally

View trail photo galleries, connect on social media, explore deeper on mobile apps, watch videos, and check out other digital media!

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Trip Ideas

Follow a travel itinerary for a planned trip exploring multiple trail sites in one region.

Last updated: August 24, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Trails Office - Regions 6, 7, 8
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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