From the Rio Grande to the Red River Valley

Explore a diverse array of histories contained within El Camino Real de los Tejas’ 150-year life, including the Spanish struggle to missionize American Indian nations, the growth of cattle ranching in the Mexican period, and the movement for Texan independence and statehood. 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!

A map depicting the trail route from Nacogdoches to southwestern Texas and Mexico City.

Where is this National Historic Trail?

Take a look at interactive, historic, brochure maps, and more to learn more or plan a trip to 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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NEW NPS Mobile App

It's like having a ranger in your pocket! Download the new app, find the trail, and start planning your visit today.

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What's New

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

Last updated: March 17, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Santa Fe, NM 87505


505 988-6098

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