The Old Spanish Trail By Shannon The Old Spanish Trail • This trail started at Santa Fe. • This trail ended at Los Angles. • This trail is 1,110 miles long. Cites Along The Way • It does not go through any cities but it goes through these states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Packing For The Trail • Some things they had to bring where a wagon, horses, cows, hens, farm tools, tents, and blankets. Dangers Along The Way • Snakes • Native Americans • Animals Trials • Colorado River • Very narrow paths Person Along The Way • Jedediah Smith was the first person to get from the Great Salt Lake to Southern California by land route. He used some of the paths made by Spanish explores. Interesting Facts • During that time Mexican traders traded woolen goods with new Mexico and Missouri. • This trail split into two routes, a north route and a south route. • There are still wagon ruts visible where the trail used to be. Bibliography • Dean, Arlan. The Old Spanish Trail. New York: Power Kids Press, 2003. Print. • "History of The Old Spanish Trail." MuseumTrail.org. Lifetime Legacies Productions , 2009. Web. 9 Apr. 2010. <http://museumtrail.org/OldSpanishTrail.as p>.