Plan Your Visit

Rocky terrain in the foreground lead to scenery of a road and mountains, one person walks on the rocks
Mule pack trains were the preferred mode of transportation over the Old Spanish Trail's rocky terrain. Six miles north of Abiquiú, New Mexico on USFS land.


Old Spanish National Historic Trail extends 2,700 miles across New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. There are museums, historic sites, landmarks, and trail markers located along the trail.


Basic Information - Operating Hours &Seasons, Fees & Reservations, America the Beautiful Passes, Weather

Directions & Transportation - Getting to the Old Spanish National Historic Trail by plane and car

Maps - Offering a variety of trail maps

Passport to Your National Parks - Find out where to get your Passport book stamped

Publications - Read / print / order trail brochures

Multimedia - Access a photo gallery

Safety - There are many manageable hazards for you to consider

Accessibility - Find out the many ways to experience the trail through accessibility

The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management administer this trail jointly. Visit the BLM website dedicated to Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

Last updated: February 12, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Trails
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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