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Amazing architecture and history

We only drove a short portion of the trail, then walked a few blocks of it once arriving in Santa... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Deborah P
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Manitoba
High Road, Low Road .... No .. This trail is the "Real New Mexico"

If you fly in or out Albuquerque airport, somewhere along the line drive this trail from... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
undertaker01
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Once a major commercial route that connected Santa Fe and Missouri, today visitors can hike, drive, bike or horseback ride along sections of this scenic trail.
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We only drove a short portion of the trail, then walked a few blocks of it once arriving in Santa Fe from the north, but our time in the plaza was wonderful. We were in awe of the adobe buildings and how they have been...More

1  Thank Deborah P
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

If you fly in or out Albuquerque airport, somewhere along the line drive this trail from Albuquerque to Santa Fe or vice versa. It's the true landscape with small towns scattered along the way giving you the real feel of New Mexico. You will encounter...More

1  Thank undertaker01
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

I, along with seven other people, did the Santa Fe National Historic Trail as part of a Loretto Line Tram tour (cost $15 each). We had an excellent guide, full of knowledgeable information, history and off-beat trivia that bought everything alive for us, including his...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Located at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Lejo (at the Museum Hill marker), there is a larger than life bronze sculpture of the first in a mule-pulled wagon train caravan, struggling to make it up a hill. The artist captured the powerful...More

1  Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We bought Mark Simmons' SFT guide and used it on our drive from northeastern Kansas to Santa Fe along the Mountain Route. We enjoyed many of the sites along the way, especially those administered by the National Park Service. Council Grove, Ft Larned, Bent's Fort,...More

Thank Andrea D
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

When you take this route, try to imagine being in the driver`s seat of a covered wagon, coming around some of the curves into wide open vistas of plains. Really takes you back and helps imagine what a trek it was to open up the...More

2  Thank KateJourney
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Finished the trail today, what a wonderful drive! So many interesting places to stop, for views as well as shopping/

1  Thank J5649CFmichaelt
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

We've driven Rt 66, and done most of the main highways in the SE, so this roadtrip we decided to follow some of the Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway (from SW Kansas / through SE Colorado / through NE New Mexico to Santa Fe. Best...More

2  Thank rollngstone
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

After reading about this from childhood, traveling its last few miles was exciting. The Plaza, its terminus was an incredible experience.

2  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

We were fascinated by the historical markers in the downtown area designating the Santa Fe Trail and decided we had to check it out. You can drive for about seven miles heading south from downtown on a partly paved road. Eventually the trail turns into...More

4  Thank FancyFree55
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