America's Scenic Byways

Santa Fe Trail - New Mexico

381 miles - 8 hours to drive the New Mexico section of the byway.

The Santa Fe Trail, one of America's first great trade routes, was critical to our nation's westward expansion. Visit historic sites and landmarks such as Raton Pass, Cimarron, and Santa Fe. Enjoy spectacular scenery, from rugged mountains to the grama-buffalo grass on the plains east of the Sangre de Cristos.