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Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Added by yongli on 06/12/2015 - 15:58, last changed on 03/02/2021 - 01:07

Old Spanish Trail Map

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The Old Spanish Trail was designated a national historic trail by an act of Congress in 2002. From 1829 to 1848, the major trade route extended 2,700 miles between Santa Fé de Nuevo Mexico (Santa Fe, New Mexico), and Alta California (Los Angeles, California). Mexico’s independence from Spain in...

Spanish Exploration in Western Colorado

Added by yongli on 07/28/2015 - 11:09, last changed on 09/12/2020 - 01:07
The Spanish colony of New Mexico was founded in 1598. Until 1821, Colorado was part of the extensive Spanish territories governed by the colony. These territories extended far to the north of the New Mexico capital in Santa Fé. In the sixteenth century and later, some Spaniards explored the Great...
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