Bibliography for Youth



Student Activities on Trail Topics
A Review Talk a Mile a Minute
Brief History of the Santa Fe Trail
Critters on the Trail
Famous Characters of the Trail
Five Landmarks on the Santa Fe Trail
Musical Instruments from the Trail
Santa Fe Trail near Trinidad, CO
Studying a Picture
Coloring Pages

Activity Booklets to Buy
Santa Fe Trail
Heading Southwest
The Santa Fe Trail Activity Book
Fort Larned Adventures


Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect

Dancing and Song
Mexican Hat Dance
The Virginia Reel

Reading An Image
Crossing Raton Pass
Interpreting Drawings Raton Pass
William Becknell Expedition



Three Trails Children's Musuem

The National Park Service provided funding for the development of a narrative musical program to be performed at the 2015 "All Trails Lead to Santa Fe" conference. The project consisted of the planning, development, and performance of a musical that featured the history of the three National Historic Trails (the Santa Fe, the Old Spanish, and the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro) that converge in Santa Fe, as well as the filming of the performance, and posting of that filmed performance on the Internet. Performing the musical were children from Santa Fe elementary schools. The three trails conference was hosted by the Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA), Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA), and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association (CARTA) in Santa Fe, September 17-20, 2015.

VIEW the musical performance

READ the Script

Additional Information for Students