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. www.nps.gov/safe/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm 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.
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. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/forecast/regional-central-temps.htm
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. http://www.nps.gov/safe/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm
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: May 11, 2017