When William Becknell took his first load of trade goods west over what would come to be called the Santa Fe Trail, he was following Indian paths which had been used for centuries for commerce and annual migrations. The year was 1821 and his profit margin (an incredible 2,000%) sealed the fate of the once tranquil thoroughfare.
The 900-mile route starts in Independence, Missouri, crosses the plains of Kansas, over the dreaded Raton Pass of the Mountain Route in Colorado, and into the trail’s namesake on this 9-day interpretive tour.
Capture the romance and adventure of this exciting American drama as we head the wagons westward once again along the Santa Fe Trail!
Begins in Kansas City and ends in Santa Fe
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