El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro
(Royal Road of the Interior Lands)

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro is recognized throughout the United States of America and Los Estados Unidos de Mexico as a timeless route of trade and cultural exchange and interaction among Spaniards and other Europeans, American Indians, Mexicans, and Americans. Trade and travel on this trail shaped individual lives and communities and affected settlement and development in the greater Southwest. Recognition of this route as an international historic trail commemorates a shared cultural heritage and contributes in a meaningful way to eliminating cultural barriers and enriching the lives of people along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.

In the United States, the trail stretches from San Elizario, Texas, through El Paso, along State Highway 478, through Mesilla/ Las Cruces, Socorro, Belen, Isleta, Albuquerque, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Santa Fe, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, and adjoining villages, towns, pueblos, and cities along the route.

[Glorietta at Main Street, San Elizario, Texas]


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