Yost Draw

Take a walk in 1598 with Don Juan de Oсate and those who traveled on El Camino Real. This 1Ѕ mile-long trail leads up to the historic Camino Real. You will be walking where thousands of wagons, people and livestock traveled between Mexico City and the small New Mexican towns on New Spain’s northern frontier. Along the way there are five interpretive signs with stories about this part of the journey. The trail ends at the top of an escarpment—a steep, rocky slope that was a true test for caravans with huge freight wagons.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips

Geographic Coordinates

32.92888889, -107.00555556


To access Yost Escarpment Trailhead on Sierra County Road A013 (near Truth or Consequences, NM):

From the north: Take I-25 Exit #79 (Business I-25) into Truth or Consequences. Head east on 51 (Third Street) to County Road A013 (Upham Road), then south on County Road A013 (Upham Road) for 17 miles to the parking area.

From the south: Take I-25 Exit #32 to County Road E071, which turns into County Road E072 and then turns into County Road E070. This road eventually becomes County Road A013 (Upham Road). The parking area is 19.5 miles from the I-25 exit.