Original route sign for Santa Fe Trail.  These signs have been placed along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail through a partnership between the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association, the Chapters of the SFTA, and local entities.

Original route sign for Santa Fe Trail. These signs have been placed along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail through a partnership between the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association, the Chapters of the SFTA, and local entities.

Colorado Scenic Byway: Santa Fe Trail | Colorado.com

Southeast Colorado's portion of the historic Santa Fe Trail was traversed by explorers, frontiersman, traders and other colorful characters. You can take this historic route and see the prairie landscape they saw along their journey.

Visit Civil War history on the Old Santa Fe trail at Fort Union National Monument, only an hour and a half from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Fort Union: silhouettes on the Old Santa Fe Trail

Visit Civil War history on the Old Santa Fe trail at Fort Union National Monument, only an hour and a half from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

#VintageSantaFe Old Santa Fe Trail Near Camino Lejo Santa Fe, New Mexico - ca 1886 Photo By: Dana B. Chase Negative #112209

#VintageSantaFe Old Santa Fe Trail Near Camino Lejo Santa Fe, New Mexico - ca 1886 Photo By: Dana B. Chase Negative #112209

1821 Santa Fe Trail - A 19th century transportation route through Central North America that connected Franklin, MO and Santa Fe, NM and pioneered by William Becknell. DAR PIN COMMEMORATING the 175th anniversary of the Commencement of the Trail.

1821 Santa Fe Trail - A century transportation route through Central North America that connected Franklin, MO and Santa Fe, NM and pioneered by William Becknell. DAR PIN COMMEMORATING the anniversary of the Commencement of the Trail.

The historic Santa Fe Trail weaves through southeastern Colorado via Lamar, La Junta and Las Animas, where historic sites recall the area’s pioneer past.

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Army train on the Santa Fe Trail

This image depicts Major Bennet C. Riley leading the first troops to escort a Santa Fe Trail trading caravan in It appeared in Harper's Weekly.

This haunting bronze work by sculptor Alexander Phimister was gifted to Kansas City’s Penn Valley Park by local Howard Vanderslice. Penn Valley Park stands where once did a ravine, but with the settlement of man the wild land surrounding had been transformed into neighborhoods, homes, a city. The Pioneer Mother represents the old pioneer Santa Fe Trail route through the land, as well as the countless courageous women that walked or rode the path and brought their descendants to our city. The…

This haunting bronze work by sculptor Alexander Phimister was gifted to Kansas City’s Penn Valley Park by local Howard Vanderslice. Penn Valley Park stands where once did a ravine, but with the settlement of man the wild land surrounding had been transformed into neighborhoods, homes, a city. The Pioneer Mother represents the old pioneer Santa Fe Trail route through the land, as well as the countless courageous women that walked or rode the path and brought their descendants to our city. The…

One of my favorite places on the planet! In Colorado, was trading post on Santa Fe Trail - and filled with fabulous reenactors - one of whom thought it would be a good idea to cut off my finger to cure my cold! http://frontiertraveler.com #travel

Bent's Old Fort in Colorado - One of Our Favorite Historic Sites

Bent's Old Fort in Colorado - One of Our Favorite Historic Sites ⋆ Frontier Traveler

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Fort Union: silhouettes on the Old Santa Fe Trail

There's something special about Fort Union National Monument, on the Old Santa Fe Trail. Check it out next time you visit Santa Fe.

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