Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Embark on a historic journey dating back to 1821, when the Santa Fe Trail was a commercial highway between western Missouri and New Mexico. The Santa Fe National Historic Trail crosses the five states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Numerous engaging programs and activities are available at developed sites and communities along the way. You'll find adventure and evidence of past travelers who made this remarkable trip before you!
Seasonality / Weather
Due to the length of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting.
Most trail sites can be reached by car, bicycle, or on foot. Some sites are along unpaved roads.
Commercial bus service is available to many cities and towns along the trail.