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National Park Brochure Map

This is the map from the second side of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail brochure, available for viewing or downloading:

A map of a trail depicted from Missouri to Santa Fe, NM.

Santa Fe Trail Association Interactive Map

It has pop ups revealing specific site information. Look under Mapping and Marking along the top navigation bar for more Santa Fe Trail-associated maps. This is another great way to explore the Santa Fe Trail!

Image of website for the interactive trails map viewer
National historic trails interactive map viewer

GIS Interactive Map

The National Park Service Geographic Resources Program hosts an interactive trails map viewer.
Choose the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and then zoom in to find the details you need for trip planning.

Tip: There are menu options at the top right and top left of the map viewer.

The top right menu allows you to look at the trail overlaid on street, topographic, or imagery maps. The top left menu lists functions you can give to the map - measure distance, make a printable map, and more.

Timeline map
Discover the trail over time with this series of maps.

Travel the Trail: Map Timeline 1821 - 1880

William Becknell opened up the Santa Fe Trail, between the Missouri River and the Mexican provincial capital of Santa Fe, in the fall of 1821. The route played a major role in bringing people, goods, and ideas to and from Santa Fe for the next 59 years. However, the Santa Fe Trail was rarely a static entity, because both the route across the plains and the eastern terminus of the trail was constantly in flux.

Last updated: January 29, 2020

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Mailing Address:

National Trails
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
PO Box 728

Santa Fe, NM 87504



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