#0858 Pedro Fages Trail


#0858 Pedro Fages Trail

Site information:

County Rd S1 (P.M. 36), 1.7 mi SE of Hwy 79

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Pedro Fages Trail

On October 29, 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 travelled 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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego Historical Society, Congress of History, and the Native Sons of the Golden West, March 18, 1973.

Registered 12/5/1972