El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail

In A Nutshell

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail extends 404 miles across Texas and New Mexico. Your visit may be affected by local weather and road conditions. Please be sure to consult local sources for information when planning your trip on the trail.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Hours vary from site to site. Contact individual site owners/managers for more information.

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail has only recently been designated. In some areas visitor facilities, signing, and information are limited.

Directions

By Plane

You can reach the national historic trail by flying into a number of airports, including Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

By Car

You can reach most trail sites by auto along the I-25 corridor. Some sites are along unpaved roads.

Fees & Reservations

There are no user or entry fees for El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. Nominal fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities.

The National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management are participating in the new Interagency Pass Program, which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Other participating agencies include the USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation.

Information about purchasing the new America the Beautiful Passes (as of January 1, 2007) is available on this website. There are no fees for visiting the national historic trails, but some trail resources and sites are on federal lands managed by other agencies that do collect these fees.