Learn About the Park

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History and Culture

Do you want to know more about trail history and culture? Learn more about trail significance, the people, the places and the stories!

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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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What's New

Check out current news, events, special projects, new research, and more!

A desert landscape

The trail traverses through a range of habitats and geologic features. Learn more about the flora, fauna, and earth sciences that the trail

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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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Looking for teaching resources and lesson plans? Teach your students more about the trail with these helpful aids.

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Kids and Youth

Interested in becoming a Junior Ranger? Find activities, videos, and other ways kids have connected to the trail.

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The trail is administered by the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Learn more about laws, policies, and trail staff.


The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management administer this trail jointly. Visit the BLM website dedicated to El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.

Last updated: February 11, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

National Trails Office Regions 6|7|8
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87505

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