Anza Trail--Abrego Dr trailhead

About Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

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“¡Vayan Subiendo!” “Everyone mount up!” A familiar call from Spanish Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1775-76, Anza led more than 240 men, women, and children on an overland journey across the frontier of New Spain to settle Alta California. Follow 1200 miles in the footsteps of this intrepid, multiethnic expedition, and explore the rich cultural history of communities from Nogales, Arizona, to San Francisco.

The 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail commemorates, protects, marks, and interprets the route traveled by Anza and the colonists during the years 1775 and 1776 from Sonora, Mexico (New Spain), to settle Alta California and establish a mission and presidio at today’s San Francisco, California. The Anza Trail was designated a National Historic Trail by Congress in 1990 through an amendment to the National Trails System Act.

Notable Trails

The Abrego Trailhead provides access to the Anza National Historic Trail. The trailhead is located in the Green Valley area immediately east of Abrego Drive approximately one mile south of Continental Road. It has a shade structure, 15 vehicle spaces including 2 that are accessible, and 4 horse rig parking spaces. Open dawn to dusk. Dogs permitted on leash.

Content from Abrego Trailhead - Pima County webpage, Santa Cruz County - Anza Historic Trail, and De Anza Trail website