Plan Your Visit

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail extends 404 miles between 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.

A map depicting a trail from eastern Texas, south through Mexico.

Basic Information

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

A map depicting a trail from Santa Fe south into Mexico.


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

A statue of soldiers meeting travelers under an arch, set in the desert.

Things to Do

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

A long dirt road winds down a steep escarpment that drops off into a vast desert.

Places To Go

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

A spanish style mission in front of a blue sky.

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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