Traveling the Santa Fe Trail
There are many ways to travel the Santa Fe Trail today. This page will give ideas for a few of those. You can start off in your favorite chair and let the internet take you down the Trail on a cyber-tour with these links:
Traveling By Car:
Explore the Santa Fe Trail through the popular outdoor activity of geocaching. The Santa Fe National Historic Trail GeoTour has over 70 caches placed in historic locations covering over 900 miles in length. A GeoTour is a tailored series of geocaches hidden at a destination's points of interest such as historic sites, museums, physical remnants and a varied landscape that makes up the legacy of the Santa Fe Trail. The series of geocaches in a Geocaching GeoTour helps visitors discover a destination by conveying a historical story, revealing hidden vantage points, or bringing them to scenic locations. Tourists and adventurers search for geocaches—cleverly hidden containers that hold a logbook and often small trinkets for trade—using a GPS device or the Geocaching app for the iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. Geocaching is a free hobby that combines the outdoors, exercise, technology and fun. In addition, a collectible challenge coin is offered to the first 500 who travel the Santa Fe Trail and obtain a code word to confirm at least 50 finds. Visitors must record the code word in a special passport available at www.santafetrail.org/geocaching along with all rules.
This GeoTour join over 30 other GeoTours around the globe hosted by parks, visitor bureaus or local communities. The caches on this GeoTour can be found in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico, along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. More information on ALL GeoTours can be found at the geocaching site at: www.geocaching.com/geotours