Plan Your Visit

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.
Looking out onto a distant river, flowing through a desert, red rock canyon.
Basic Information

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

A map depicting a trail leading from Santa Fe, south west to Los Angeles.

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

People sitting on paddle boards make their way down a river, set in a semi-arid canyon.
Things to Do

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

A long one story building with a covered walkway, set in the desert next to some palm trees.
Places to Go

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

A remote desert wash, surrounded by rocky hills void of vegetation.

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

A white spanish mission's bellfry next to a palm tree.

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


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

Last updated: July 29, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

National Trails Office Regions 6|7|8
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87505

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