Basic Information

GIS Data and Information
For Geographic Information System data regarding the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, please visit the Resource Information Management page of the National Trails Intermountain Region website.
National Trails Intermountain Region
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505

You can visit many sites of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail over the 900-mile historic route. Please use the Places to Go and Maps web pages to access site-specific information. Plane: You can reach the trail by flying into Kansas City, Jefferson City, and St. Louis, Missouri; Wichita, Topeka, Dodge City, Great Bend, and Garden City, Kansas; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo, Colorado.

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

OPERATING HOURS VARY FROM SITE TO SITE. There are many historic sites, museums, and parks (federal, state, and local) along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail n Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, or Oklahoma for you to visit. Please contact individual sites for more information by going to Plan Your Visit and selecting Places To Go or Passport Program, where sites are listed by state, and there is an interactive map to search for sites. /

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Due to the length of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting. Here is a link for the Central US.

Entrance Fees:

General Entrance Fee Information - $0.00

There are NO USER OR ENTRY FEES fees for the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. NOMINAL FEES may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Please visit Plan Your Visit / Places To Go for an interactive map and extensive list of places to visit by state. Contact information is available for each site to call and find out about fees.

2 oxen, 2 men, and wagon, green grass, blue sky
Reenactment at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site. The fort offered rest, food, and trade along the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s. La Junta, Colorado


Enjoy Santa Fe National Historic Trail!

Essential Information for Your Trip on the Trail

Freight wagons no longer cross the prairies, but the trail's legacy endures as buildings, historic sites, landmarks, and original wagon-wheel ruts. The National Park Service works in close partnership with the Santa Fe Trail Association, Indian tribes, state, county, and municipal governmental agencies, private landowners, nonprofit heritage conservation groups, and many others. 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.

Places To Go offers site listings by state that include site name, address, phone number, access, historical significance, onsite interpretation, and website.

Know Before You Go!

Protect the Trail

To foster trail preservation, do not use metal detectors, dig at sites, collect artifacts, or remove anything. Please respect these historic places.

Last updated: April 12, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Trails Intermountain Region
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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