Plan Your Visit

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail extends 2,580 miles across Texas and into northwest Louisiana, while the historic trail extended all the way to Mexico City. There are museums, historic sites, missions, presidios, and original trail segments located along the length of the trail into Mexico.

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Basic Info

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

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

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Things to Do

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

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Places to Go

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

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Trip Ideas

Follow a travel itinerary for a fun trip exploring multiple trail sites in one region.

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Get safety info for visiting trail sites, remote locations, and general tips.

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Looking for access? Find trail specific accessibility info, general tips on finding access, and more.


Travel & Tourism

There is no formally established auto tour route for El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. However, local travel guides can provide information about historic sites and museums located along the historic trail. Consider contacting chambers of commerce and visitors bureaus in communities along the trail to learn more about local attractions and activities.

Last updated: May 23, 2024

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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

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