Old Spanish Trail  LbNA # 36896

Placed DateNov 25 2007
CountySan Juan
LocationBlanco, NM
Found By huginn
Last Found Feb 4 2012
Hike Distance?

From Albuquerque, NM go towards Four Corners (the only place in the US where four states meet) on US 550 to Bloomfield, NM. Now go East on US 64 to the small town of Blanco, NM. Upon entering the town you will go NW on NM 575, which is part of the main Old Spanish Trail.
The Old Spanish Trail was used between 1830 and 1848 as a trade route linking Santa Fe, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California. During that period, Mexican and American traders took woolen goods west over the trail by mule train, and returned eastward with California mules and horses for the New Mexico and Missouri markets.The Trail left Santa Fe and split into two routes. The South or Main Branch headed toward Colorado's San Juan mountains. A Congressional Act signed in December 2002 makes this our newest National Historic Trail.
Continue up this dirt road 3 miles until you see a large cliff to the east. At the top of the cliff look for a group of two large juniper trees. It is hidden near there.
AS always WATCH out for oil field trucks and give them the road and snakes.