The Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail is a unique tapestry of mountains, plains and fertile farmlands. Our history and heritage is part Western frontier, part pioneer and part Old Mexico. Whether you choose to spend your time enjoying Victorian cityscapes or outdoor recreation that takes full advantage of our Byways abundant resources, we'll do our best to make you feel at home on your vacation. Go duck, deer antelope and wild turkey hunting, shopping for antiques, fishing for trout (or big bass), digging for history -- The Mountain Branch has something for everyone. Listen to mountain or Blues music, tour Army Fort sites, visit art, historic or children's museums, watch for eagles or make an eagle -- and don't forget to attend one of the fun family festivals held annually! Our restaurant menus are as diverse as our regional attractions. Explore each and every one of our Byway's three regions, our 45 points of interest, a particular city or a specific lake or river using the links on our site map. The Mountain Branch is mighty accommodating!