• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

    National Historic Trail CO,KS,MO,NM,OK

Dodge City Area

SAFE-Cimarron-Crossing-Ranch

Cimarron Crossing Park

Cimarron Crossing Ranch was located at a crossing of the Arkansas River near the present-day town of Cimarron, Kansas. Ranches were of great service to trail travelers and traders. They could make repairs to wagons, get a hot meal, learn about trail activity in the area, and be protected by the ranch's walls. (533 KB pdf)

 
Coronado Cross Park wayside exhibit

Coronado Cross Park

Located on Highway 400 east of Dodge City, this exhibit orients visitors to trail sites in the Dodge City area. It also is the first exhibit to feature the Santa Fe Trail media tour. Click here to view. (653 KB pdf)

 

Did You Know?

A barbed wire fence and windmill are near the Point of Rocks formation on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail in New Mexico

Mule and ox drivers made day-to-day operations work on the historic Santa Fe Trail. Mexican arrieros (muleteers) were famous for their abilities. Oxen were favored to pull freight wagons.