From the Rio Grande to the Red River Valley

Come on a journey that will carry you through 300 years of Louisiana and Texas frontier settlement and development on a Spanish colonial "royal road" that originally extended to Mexico City, Mexico. 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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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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What's New

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

Last updated: March 17, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Trails
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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