Due to the length of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting. Here is a link for the Central US.

steep rut with shrubby grass, a stone plaque, and trees

An easily visible swale, created by thousands of wagon wheels, goes through Minor Park as it crosses the Blue River. This swale, or trail rut, can be reached by auto via paved roads to Minor Park; it is among the best on the entire trail. Kansas City, Missouri


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