Learn and Explore
The National Park Service (NPS) works with federal agencies, state and local governments, organizations, tribes, and private individuals to administer the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Partners provide opportunities for visitors to experience the trail, to discover its story and significance, and they protect and preserve trail resources. To find out more about the trail's partners, and how you can join them, click on the links in the below "Trail Association" and "Trail Partners" sections.
Current and Future Partners
Click the links on the left side of this webpage to discover the services the National Trails Intermountain Region (NTIR) can provide and the programs your site can participate in.
The Santa Fe Trail Association is the NPS's primary nonfederal partner for the Trail. The association is a national organization dedicated to preserving resources, and fostering public awareness and appreciation of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. In 2003, the Santa Fe Trail Association and the NPS developed a Strategic Plan to guide their partnership work on the Trail. To learn more about the association, visit its website at www.santafetrail.org
National Scenic Byway
The historic trail is also designated as Santa Fe Trail National Scenic Byway, a program administered by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. To learn more, visit the America's Byways website, which is managed by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration.
Last updated: May 6, 2019