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desert shrubbery in the foreground, mountain peaks in background, with white and dark clouds
Sierra Blanca is a prominent mountain in the Sangre de Cristo Range along San Luis Valley on Highway 17 in Colorado. Travelers used landmarks such as Sierra Blanca to make sure that were following the Old Spanish Trail.



A variety of trail-related historic sites, wayside exhibits, and markers are waiting in six states for your visit. Go to the Passport Program web page for an interactive site map and a listing of sites by state. Trail sites are in private, municipal, tribal, federal, or state ownership. Please ask for permission before visiting any trail sites on private lands and check with public sites for visiting hours and regulations.

Go to the Publications web page to view / download / order the official map and guide brochure.

The Old Spanish Trail Association hosts various activities and events connected to the trail. For further information, refer to the association's web site at

Last updated: December 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

National Trails Intermountain Region
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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