"Welcome to the Old Spanish Trail. Between 1829 to 1848, this pack trail was a major transportation link between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Los Angeles, California. Although referred to as one trail, it had a series of shortcuts including the Fish Lake Cut-off. Blankets and other woolen goods produced in New Mexico were traded for Spanish mules and horses. The Trail, designated as a National Historic Trail in 2002, was the first major highway across the Southwest and is considered one of the most difficult trade routes ever established in the United States.
The Old Spanish Trail was opened primarily by Spanish missionaries linking Spanish towns in New Mexico and California. Mules and horses, abundant in California, were in demand in New Mexico"
Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America. Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States. Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south. Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman. The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia