Back to the Trail: October 15,2016

Back to the Trail, October 15, 2016 on the North Branch of the Old Spanish Trail in Mesa County, Colorado.  Held at the Whitewater/Coffman Road trailhead just east of Grand Junction on a nice fall morning.  Visitors were treated live interpretation of travel on the North Branch in the 1830’s.  The morning included: Yoga for the.. read more →

Gunnison National Forest Arborglyphs

In the Gunnison National Forest on the Old Spanish Trail. Old growth Aspen Trees with Arborglyphs (sheep herder inscriptions) these are historic reflections of the Hispano life along the Trail…the inscriptions were made in the 1890’s by sheep herders tending stock in the area.       read more →

Back to the Trail: July 30, 2016

The yearly Old Spanish Trail Association Conference was held in Grand Junction, Colorado at the end of July. As part of this years conference a trail ride presentation was held at the trail head, located in White Water. The following video presents the reenactors in period costume on the North Branch of the Old Spanish.. read more →

Welcome to the North Branch of the Old Spanish Trail

We are a clearing house for research on the North Branch of the Old Spanish Trail. The years were between 1829 and 1848 when annual caravans traveled between the Pueblo of Santa Fe and the San Gabriel Mission in Alta California.  The North Branch was one of many routes that facilitated commerce in the region… read more →