Pedro Fages Trail

California State Historic Landmark 858

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#858 Pedro Fages Trail
On October 29th, 1772, Colonel Pedro Fages headed east from San Diego searching for army deserters. It was the first entry by Europeans into Oriflamme Canyon. From there, Fages and his men traveled on through Cajon Pass, around the Mojave and the Central Valley, and eventually reached Mission San Luis Obispo. As a result, he discovered the Colorado Desert and the San Joaquin Valley.

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1.7 mi SE of intersection with Hwy 79 (PM 14.5) on Sunrise Hwy (County Rd S1, PM 36), 8 mi SE of Julian.

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