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.

Entrance 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: July 27, 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

Contact Us