Trail information is available at some federal land management unit visitor centers.

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument – New Mexico
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park – Colorado
  • Arches National Park – Utah
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument – Utah
  • Saint George Interagency Visitor Center – Utah
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – Arizona
  • Pipe Spring National Monument – Arizona
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – Nevada
  • Mojave National Preserve – California
  • Bureau of Land Management Desert Discovery Center – Barstow, California.

The first non-federal visitor center certified as an Old Spanish National Historic interpretive facility exists at Fort Uncompahgre in Delta, Colorado. At Fort Uncompahgre you can step back in time and visit the replica of an 1820s era historic fur trading center and learn about the history of the earliest days of commerce on Colorado’s Western Slope including the Old Spanish Trail. Antione Robidoux established the trading outpost in the late 1820s in an area known as Robidoux Bottoms near the junction of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers. This area was a hub for trails coming north out of the San Juan River Basin in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, meeting the North Branch of the Old Spanish Trail.

Other state, local government, private museums, and historic sites also offer information on the Trail and closely related history.

  • New Mexico History Museum – Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • John Wesley Powell River History Museum – Green River, Utah
  • Museum of Moab – Moab, Utah
  • Mission San Gabriel – San Gabriel, California
  • El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument – Los Angeles, California