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!
GIS Interactive Map
The National Park Service Geographic Resources Program hosts an interactive trails map viewer.
Tip: There are menu options at the top right and top left of the map viewer.
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 28, 2020