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Backcountry Horsemen of America
  Old Spanish Trail Trek
Autumn of 2014 and Summer of 2015
1200 miles of riding Mules and Horses from Cajon Pass, CA to Santa Fe, New Mexico along the Old Spanish Trail
This ride replicates and commemorates the Old Spanish Trail trading route that linked New Mexico with California during the years 1829 to 1848.
The team consists of 3 riders, 1 aide de camp and shuttle truck driver, and 2 cinematographers.
 Members of Backcountry Horsemen of California, Nevada,  Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico helped us with guidance, and logistics.  We rode 600 miles to the Parowan, Utah in October and November of 2014, and rode the final 600 miles from there to Santa Fe, in August and September of 2015, to kick off the Three Trails Conference the three trails being, the Spanish Trail, Santa Fe Trail, and Camino Real de Tierra De Adentro, which all met in Santa Fe.
Trail Boss: Richard Waller

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Our route  is the red print route. We left the south end of Cajon Pass, of it, then followed the Mojave River to its final terminous at Silver Lake, then north to Resting Spring, and east through Nevada and Utah to Parowan, Utah. From Parowan we ride to Koosharem, Fish Lake, Emery, Castle Dale Green River, Moab, Utah. Then through Mancos, Durango, San Ignacio to Carracas Colorado, then through the Carson National Forest, Ghost Ranch, and Abiquiu, finishing in Santa Fe.

Links of interest to our trek.



National Park Service Old Spanish Trail

National Park Service Old Spanish Trail plan your visit

National Park Service plan your visit, passport-program

Old Spanish Trail dot Org/

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