Plan Your Visit

The Santa Fe National Historic Trail extends from western Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. There are museums, historic sites, landmarks, and original trail segments located all along the length of the trail to Santa Fe.

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Basic Information

Find info about fees & passes, FAQs, special alerts, how to see ruts & swales, and more.

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Directions and Transportation

Navigate the trail miles with maps, interactive GIS maps, sign info and more.

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Things to Do

Bike, hike, run, horseback ride, paddle, birdwatch, climb, camp, RV, photograph - there are countless ways to explore your historic trails!

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Places to Go

Where can you visit the trail? Use the interactive map to find places to visit.

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Trip Ideas

Follow a travel itinerary for a fun trip exploring multiple trail sites in one region.

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Get safety info for visiting trail sites, remote locations, and general tips.

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Looking for access? Find trail specific accessibility info, general tips on finding access, and more.



Missouri Division of Tourism (800) 877-1234

Kansas Division of Travel and Tourism (800) 252-6727

Colorado Welcome Centers for Trinidad and Lamar (719) 846-9512, (719) 336-3483

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (800) 652- 6552

New Mexico Department of Tourism (800) 545-2040

Last updated: November 7, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Trails
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504


(505) 988-6098

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