An Epic Journey Through A New Spain

"¡Vayan Subiendo!"("Everyone mount up!") was the rousing call from Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led some 240 men, women, and children on an epic journey to establish the first non-Native settlement at San Francisco Bay. Today, the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail connects history, culture, and outdoor recreation from Nogales, Arizona, to the San Francisco Bay Are

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The Story of the Anza Expedition of 1776

A diverse group of 30 migrant families scratched their way across the frontier of New Spain, and carved their way into American history.

Link to historic sites in Arizona for the Juan bautista de Anza NHT

Historic Sites in Arizona

These historic and cultural sites host heritage events and exhibits about the Anza Trail in southern Arizona.

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Expedition Maps

Click here to see and download a map of the Juan Bautista de Anza expedition.

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Historic Sites in California

Historic, cultural, and natural sites reveal the legacy of California's Spanish colonial era.

Park ranger, woman, and dog hiking by coast live oaks at sunset.

Premier Anza Trail Hikes

Stretch your legs on some of the quintessential Anza Trail hikes.

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Annual Events Along the Anza Trail

Annual heritage events commemorate the epic journey of the Anza Expedition of 1775-76.

Trails & Rails guide

Ride the Anza Trail with Trails & Rails

Anza Trail guides ride the Amtrak Coast Starlight between San Jose & Santa Barbara. See this year's schedule and learn how to become a guide

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Learn more about upcoming events

Click to find out what's going on in and around the trail.

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Education for the classroom or community

Use the Anza Trail as a teaching tool in your classroom or community.

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"Like" us on Facebook!

Learn more about what we're doing and share your images and experiences on the trail.

Link to the Flickr page for the Juan Buatista de Anza NHT.

Check out our images on Flickr!

Click here to go to our Flickr page and see images from events and more!

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Follow us on Twitter!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter to learn more about the Juan Bautista de Anza NHT.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

333 Bush Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone:

(415) 623-2343
Details listed are for the San Francisco administrative office of the Anza Trail. The 1,200-mile Anza Trail connects historic, cultural, and recreation sites from Nogales, AZ, to the San Francisco Bay Area that reveal the legacy of our Spanish colonial heritage. To learn more, visit http://www.nps.gov/juba. Each site along the Anza Trail is managed independently. Contact individual sites for hours, directions, and other details.

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