Friday, May 24, 2013

The Old Spanish Trail

Yesterday we traveled a piece of the Old Spanish Trail northeast of Parowan, UT.

This 1200 mile trade rout connected settlements near Santa Fe, NM with Los Angeles, CA and was used most heavily from about 1830 to 1850.  Portions of the rout were established by Spanish explorers in the late 1500's.

We stopped here and spent a couple of hours hiking nearby.

On the drive out we ran across this USGS survey benchmark.