The Last Hurdle: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
5 minutes and 8 seconds
At the end of an arduous 6 month, 1600 mile trek northward to Spain's new colonial capital of Santa Fe, Spanish colonists faced one last hurdle -- the La Bajada Mesa. Noted archeologist Michael Marshall walks us through the trail as it travels up the mesa. Historian Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez shares his thoughts on the significance of the Camino Real.