El Camino Real

The San Antonio Missions are a group of five frontier mission complexes situated along a 12.4-kilometer (7.7-mile) stretch of the San Antonio River basin in southern Texas. The complexes were built in the early eighteenth century and as a group they illustrate the Spanish Crown’s efforts to colonize, evangelize and...

Trail across Sahara desert

The Tuareg caravan is one of the two last salt caravan routes in the Sahara that are still in use. Both caravans have largely been replaced by unpaved truck routes. Each winter Tuareg caravans cross Niger's Ténéré Desert to fetch salt from the Bilma oasis and barter millet for dates....

Lowest to Highest Route Death Valley

With temperatures that can reach 130 °F (54 °C) Death Valley is the hottest and driest of the national parks in the United States. The route from Badwater to the top of Mount Whitney connects the lowest point, 282 feet below sea level with the driest, hottest place in the...

Iditarod Trail

This National Historic Trail in Alaska is the only winter trail in the US National Trails System. The main trail of 1,000 mile, also known as the Seward-to-Nome Trail, crosses several mountain ranges and valleys. The additional 1,400 miles of side/connecting trails link communities and historic sites, and were established...

Jordan Trail

The Jordan Trail is a long distance hiking trail in Jordan connecting the length of Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south.