Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

Jornada del Muerto

Jornada del Muerto, the "Journey of the Dead Man" was a desolate and dangerous 90 mile segment of El Camino Real del Tierra Adentro, "The Royal Road to the Interior." This road was one of four principal trade and transportation routes the Spanish built which radiated from Mexico City. For over 400 years, these roads formed a busy network used by wagons, mule trains and foot traffic. Separate routes connected Mexico City to the seaports of Veracruz and Acapulco. A portion of Jornada del Muerto passes through Sierra County east of the Caballo Mountains and west of the San Andreas Mountains.
 

 

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