Point of Rocks

Storm clouds over the Jornada del Muerto

Jornada del Muerto Overview
The Jornada del Muerto was a desolate 90-mile stretch on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road of the Interior). During this part of the historic route, no water or forage was available to trail travelers.

Point of Rocks Trail Overview
This ½-mile loop trail ends at the top of a rock outcrop that was a landmark for travelers on El Camino Real. Point of Rocks told travelers that water was only 10 miles away.

Point of Rocks - Orientation Exhibits

Point of Rocks - Interpretive Exhibits

To access Point of Rocks Trailhead on Sierra County Road A013 (near Truth or Consequences, NM):

  • From the north: Take I-25 Exit #79 and head east on 51, then south on County Road A013 (Upham Road); 30 miles from I-25.
  • From the south: Take I-25 Exit #35 to County Road E072, which turns into County Road E070, which turns into County Road A013 (Upham Road).

Last updated: January 29, 2018

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National Trails Intermountain Region
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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