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Elkhart, Kansas

  • Santa Fe "Companion" Trail

    Santa Fe The Cimarron National Grassland near Elkhart, Kansas, contains 23 miles of the Santa Fe Trail's Cimarron Route, the longest Trail segment on public land. A 19-mile "companion" trail, a mowed swath acr...
    Santa Fe "Companion" Trail
  • Middle Springs

    A short distance east of Point of Rocks is Middle Springs, a small oasis on the prairie where water rises from an ever-flowing artesian spring. It was the only reliable watering spot for 30 miles each...
    Middle Springs

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Olympic Medalists Glen Cunningham and Thane Baker

Glenn ran on the 1932 and 1936 U.S. Olympic teams winning a silver medal in 1936 in the 1500 meters. In 1938 he set an indoor mile world record with a time of 4.04.4

Elkhart, KS Famous People


Semi-pro Baseball

Elkhart boasts its own semiprofessional baseball team, the Dusters, sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Promising, hopeful players descend on the community each summer to play, practice and live with local families.

Elkhart, KS Recreation

Santa Fe "Companion" Trail

The Cimarron National Grassland near Elkhart, Kansas, contains 23 miles of the Santa Fe Trail's Cimarron Route, the longest Trail segment on public land. A 19-mile "companion"

Elkhart, KS Natural Attractions

Tri-State Marker

Visitors will want to see "8 Mile Corner", where the states of Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma meet. It is located eight miles west of Elkhart on the State Line Road.

Elkhart, KS Markers

Things to do near Elkhart, KS

Cimarron National Grassland Camping

Camping on the Grassland falls into two categories: established site or primitive dispersed camping. Established site cam...

Aubey Route

The Aubrey Route, which left the Santa Fe Trail on the Arkansas River at Chouteau's Island and Indian Mound, west of Lakin, c...