Tag: Santa Fe Trail

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

Visited: August 2020 Accommodations: Holiday Inn, La Junta, Colorado Duration: 2-3 hours This Fort built in 1833 (originally called Fort William) by traders Charles and William Bent and their partner Ceran St. Vrain sought to establish a base for trading to include trappers from… Continue Reading “Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site”

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Visited: July 2020 Location: Larned, Kansas Accommodations: Holiday Inn, Great Bend, Kansas Duration: 2-3 hours Fort Larned National Historic Site was a stop on our way through Kansas while driving the Santa Fe Trail. Follow along on the trail at the following blogs. Santa… Continue Reading “Fort Larned National Historic Site”

Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe Trail starts in New Franklin (pictured above) and ends in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Between 1821 and 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was used to transport goods from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe. The trail was also used to transport military… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail”

Santa Fe Trail (Western Terminus)

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2 days Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico If you haven’t been following the Santa Fe Trail with us be sure to check out our other posts here: Santa Fe Trail Eastern Terminus Santa Fe Trail Central Route Santa Fe Trail… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail (Western Terminus)”

Santa Fe Trail (Mountain Route)

Visited: July 2020 and March 2018 Duration: 2-3 days Location: Cimarron Kansas to Las Vegas, New Mexico On this blog we will be following the Mountain Route of the Santa Fe Trail. We did this in 2 parts, we did the Kansas/Colorado sites on… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail (Mountain Route)”

Santa Fe Trail (Central Terminus)

Visited: July 2020 Duration: 1.5 days Location: Council Grove, Kansas to Dodge City, Kansas Welcome back to our Santa Fe Trail expedition! If you haven’t read the first part of our trail please do so here – Santa Fe Trail Eastern Terminus. This next… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail (Central Terminus)”

Pecos National Historic Park

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Santa Fe, NM (located 25 northwest of the park) Pecos National Historic park holds years of history. It preserves the archaeological site of a 15th century Pueblo, Spanish missions, the crossing of the Santa Fe Trail, New… Continue Reading “Pecos National Historic Park”

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