El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail extends 404 miles from El Paso, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico, while the historic trail extended all the way to Mexico City. There are museums, historic sites, churches, and original trail segments located all along the length of the trail into Mexico.
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Trail Sites to Explore
A journey along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail through New Mexico, Texas, and the highlands of Mexico presents travelers with an exciting opportunity to explore over 300 years of multinational heritage and culture. Highlighted in the National Park Service's new El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail - Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary, this Spanish Colonial "royal road of the interior" is a symbol of the shared cultural heritage that exists between Spain, Mexico, and the American Southwest. Loaded with information, images, maps, and essays, this itinerary explores the three centuries of cultural interactions along this route and features 17 historic sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places that tell its stories.
Directions & Transportation - Getting to El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail by plane and car
Maps - Offering a variety of trail maps
Places To Go - An interactive map with trail sites and a list of sites by state
Passport to Your National Parks - Find out where to get your Passport book stamped
Publications - Read / print / order trail brochures
Multimedia - Access podcasts, exhibits, and a photo gallery
Safety - There are many manageable hazards for you to consider
Accessibility - Find out the many ways to experience the trail through accessibility
Last updated: September 25, 2018