Backcountry Horsemen of America is planning an Old Spanish Trail Trek for the autumn of 2014 and summer of 2015. The event will include 1200 miles of riding with pack stock from Cajon Pass, CA to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This ride will replicate and commemorate the Old Spanish Trail trading route that linked New Mexico with California during the years 1829 to 1848.
Recently, three American Conservation Experience (ACE) interns working for the BLM-Utah National Trails Program embarked on a truly unique adventure. Trekking more than 400 miles along the Old Spanish Trail in Utah. Watch their ADVENTURE VIDEO!
360 Degree View of Fish Lake Cutoff Interpretation Displays
Explore the new Fish Lake Cutoff display in glorious 360 degree fashion. Use the zoom keys to read the interpretive display contents.
The Fishlake National Forest in Utah has been working to mark the general route of a portion of the Old Spanish Trail known as the Fish Lake Cut-off that crosses public lands administered by the Forest Service. Visitors at the site are able to read about John C. Charles Fremont, Capt. John Gunnison, Kit Carson, Lt. George Brewerton and the Ute Chief, Walkara. Silhouette, life-sized pack trains can be found at the Johnson Valley and Doctor Creek interpretive panels.
Oregon - California Trail - Retracing the Hastings Cutoff
It's not the Old Spanish but this video retraces the 80 mile trek across the salt flats in the Utah Desert. In 1846 the ill-fated Donner party fell to the temptation of using this "short cut" trail to California.
History Czar! Internet Podcast Features the Old Spanish Trail
The Old Spanish Trail as told by Liz Warren and Ashley Hall was featured on History Czar! Internet radio. The History Czar interviews leading experts in history and is an educational service providing information in an engaging format by hosts who love the subject.