The Great Prairie Highway

You can almost hear the whoops and cries of "All's set!" as trail hands hitched their oxen to freight wagons carrying cargo between western Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Follow the Santa Fe National Historic Trail through five states and you'll find adventure and evidence of past travelers who made this remarkable trip before you! Read More

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Planning a Trail Visit

Do you want to experience the trail? Learn more about where you can go, historic sites you can visit and more!

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Where is this National Historic Trail?

Take a look at interactive, historic, and trip planning maps to learn more about locations along the trail.

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Santa Fe Trail Foundation Document

To effectively manage and plan for its future, an understanding of the trail's resources, values, and history is needed.

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The NEW NPS Mobile App

It's like having a ranger in your pocket! Download the new app, find the trail, and start planning your visit today.

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Commemorate the 200th Anniversary

Journey across five states and 200 years of history during the Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail.

Last updated: March 17, 2023

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

Santa Fe, NM 87505



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