El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

History

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site commemorates the story of the first European settlements of North America and the road that made it possible through exhibitions, trails and programs.

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior Lands, extended 1500 miles between Mexico City and San Juan Pueblo (Ohkay Owengeh), north of Santa Fe.

For more than three centuries, the international trail of commerce linked the nations of Spain, Mexico and the United States. The peoples, commerce, and ideas that traversed the road helped shape southwest and nation.

El Camino Real (the Royal Road) remains a commercial corridor today as I-25 parallels the federally designated El Camino Real National Scenic Byway and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail.

Opened in November 2005, the Heritage Center is operated in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management.

For more information, downloadable materials, etc. visit www.elcaminoreal.org