National Parks Passport and a Commemorative Anniversary Stamp

Commemorative Anniversary Stamps now available for New Mexico and West Texas National Historic Trails

The Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico invites visitors to participate in the popular National Historic Trail passport program where they can obtain stamps at a network of historic sites along these trails.  The passport program gives visitors a popular way to connect with the region’s three National Historic Trails — El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Old Spanish Trail.  2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act, and these special edition Passport Stamps commemorate “Trails 50.”

The National Trails System was enacted by Congress and signed into law on October 2, 1968.  All three regional trails meet in Santa Fe and played a major role in the history of New Mexico and West Texas.  The BLM invites you to explore America’s national scenic, recreational, and historic trails.  The historic and interpretive sites, museums, and visitor centers participating in the program are listed below, and make up a network of private, state, municipal, and federally managed areas that all contribute to the interpretation of these trails.  Every year, more historic and interpretive sites are added to the passport stamp program.  

Visitors can find the most up-to-date list on the following webpages:

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro: https://www.nps.gov/elca/planyourvisit/passport-program.htm

Santa Fe Trail: https://www.nps.gov/safe/planyourvisit/safe-passport-program.htm

Old Spanish Trail: https://www.nps.gov/olsp/planyourvisit/passport-to-your-national-parks.htm

50th Anniversary - National Trails System: https://Trails50.org

Where Can I get my NHT 50th Anniversary Stamp?

Old Spanish Trail
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Kit Carson Home and Museum
New Mexico Public Lands Info Center
Palace of the Governors (NM History Museum)
Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center
Wild Rivers Visitor Center

Santa Fe Trail
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Ft. Union National Monument
New Mexico Public Lands Info Center
Palace of the Governors (NM History Museum)
Pecos National Historical Park

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Chamizal National Memorial
Coronado Historic Site
Ft. Craig Historic Site
Ft. Selden Historic Site
Gutierrez-Hubbell House
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
New Mexico Public Lands Info Center
Palace of the Governors (NM History Museum)
Petroglyph National Monument
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge