Riding El Camino Real, El Paso to Santa Fe

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by eSTes1300, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. eSTes1300

    eSTes1300 Adventurer

    Jul 21, 2011
    I loaded up the KLR and headed south out of northern Colorado to trace the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, The Royal Road of the Interior Land. The Camino ran from Mexico City to Santa Fe for over 300 years bringing conquistadors, religion, merchants and culture to New Mexico long before the pilgrims landed. My plan was to start in El Paso and ride north, as the Spanish did, and end in Pueblo San Juan, just north of Santa Fe. Riding south, I visited ancient sites, which New Mexico is full of. First, Three Rivers Petroglyphs has over 20,000 rock carvings, around 1,000 years old.
  2. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

    May 29, 2002
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    nice! i rode parts of the old road between Guanajuato & Delores Hidalgo mexico. I was accessible, but abandoned when the new road went in.