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Anza Trail Re-enactment, photo by BLM

Anza Trail Reenactment

There are many stories to be told on the former Fort Ord, some are found under logs or in wetlands.  Other stories are found in diaries or letters from explorers long-ago.  Visitors to the Fort Ord National Monument are able to re-trace the steps of Juan Bautista de Anza's Expedition - an overland expedition from Sonora, Mexico to Alta California 1774-1776.  He led about 240 people from northern Mexico, through Arizona, and into central California.  Anza's route was recreated by comparing geographic features and archeological sites to details described in his diary.

Anza Trail skyline, photo by BLM

Anza Trail on former Fort Ord

BLM manages a portion of the trail in cooperation with the National Park Service that administers the entire trail system and in partnership with many private, local, state and federal agencies.  Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail is one of many National Historic Trails on BLM lands and is a part of BLM's National Landscape Conservation System.

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Learn about Juan Bautista de Anza from the Anza Society

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Anza Trail Descendant, photo by BLM

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Did You Know?  Sign markers for the trail on Fort Ord National Monument were dedicated by four descendants of the explorers involved in the second expedition.

Eric Morgan, Monument Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
Fort Ord National Monument
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 394-8314
Fax: (831) 394-8346
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Rick Cooper, Field Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 630-5000
Fax: (831) 630-5055
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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