San Bartolome Campsite - Vermillion Cliffs, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck
N 36° 41.815 W 111° 54.537
12S E 418804 N 4061636
Quick Description: This spot along the Vermillion Cliffs was the San Bartolome Campsite from the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition. This is also the route of the Old Spanish Trail and the Honeymoon Trail.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 1/15/2009 9:42:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM5JVW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 15

Long Description:
The Expedition's San Bartolome Campsite is located in House Rock Valley, bounded on the north by the Vermillion Cliffs. The Wayside is located on Alt. 89 about 20 miles west of Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River at Marble Canyon. (Source (visit link)

According to the plaques, three major trails come through the south side of the Vermillion Cliffs.
- Old Arizona Trail/Old Spanish National Historic Trail
BLM (visit link)
Wikipedia (visit link)
- The Mormon "Honeymoon Trail" leading to the St. George Temple
Utah.gov (visit link)
- Dominguez-Escalante Trail
Desert USA (visit link) as Wikipedia:
Silvestre Vélez de Escalante (visit link)
Francisco Atanasio Domínguez (visit link)
Road of Trail Name: Dominguez-Escalante Trail, Honeymoon Trail, Old Arizona Trail/ Old Spanish Trail

State: AZ

County: Coconino

Historical Significance:
This apparently was a major thoroughfare as far back as the 1770's.


How you discovered it:
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Website Explination:
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Why?:
The Dominguez-Escalante was heading to Monterey, CA but ended up circling the Four Corners area.
The Old Spanish Trail heads from New Mexico to California.
The Honeymoon Trail heads from Arizona to St. George, UT.


Directions:
Off the side of the road on Hwy 89. Blink and you'll miss it.


Years in use: Not listed

Book on Wagon Road or Trial: Not listed

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