The Santa Fe Trail National Historic Trail are extends between Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
GIS Interactive Map
The National Park Service Geographic Resources Program hosts an interactive trails map viewer.
Places to Go along the Trail
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!
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: May 16, 2023