Road Signs

The National Trails office developed national historic trail sign standards that work for most situations along public roads. Please contact us with any questions.

A group of signs that indicate the presence of the Old Spanish Trail.
National Historic Trail Family of Road Signs

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Road signs mark modern roads that closely follow the historic route, as well as other routes associated with the trail; indicate places where a historic route crosses modern roads; and direct visitors to trail sites.

  • Historic Route Sign: 24" x 36" (two panels)

Marks the historic route of the national historic trail

  • Historic Route lower panel sign option 24” x 12”
  • Historic Route lower panel arrow options 21” x 15”
  • Crossing Sign: 24” x 36” (two panels)

Marks where the historic route of the national historic trail crosses a road

  • Site ID Sign: Custom size - 72” x 42” typical
    Marks a site associated with the national historic trail
  • Directional Site Sign: size varies
    Directs people to sites associated with the national historic trail

Check out our Pedestrian Signs too!

Please note that use of these signs requires explicit approval by the National Trails office, because the signs include the federally protected National Historic Trails logos.

Last updated: February 4, 2020