El Camino Real

National Scenic BywayNew Mexico
Length 299.0 mi / 481.2 km
Time to Allow 9 hours to drive or a couple days to enjoy the byway

Special attraction and area use fees exist along the byway, but there are no fees for driving the byway itself.

Cultures along El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro (The Royal Road of the Interior Land), are as diverse as its history and scenery. Pueblos reveal artisans crafting wares using centuries-old methods. The route, first traveled by Don Juan de Onate in 1598, provided news, supplies, and travel to the first capital of the New World.

Local Information

El Camino Real International Heritage Center
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Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
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New Mexico Department of Tourism