Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic goes through BLM managed lands in Arizona and California. The Trail commemorates Spanish Commander Anza’s route taken on the expedition to bring colonists to the San Francisco bay area in 1775-1776. In exploring the trail today, one can experience diverse deserts, mountains, and coastal areas, and learn the historical roles of American Indian and Spanish cultures in the settlement of Arizona and California. 

A desert landscape with cacti along the Juan Bautista National Historic Trail. Photo by Bob Wick.

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