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 across the prairie, parallels the actual Trail route, and was constructed for non-motorized traffic. Two trailheads provide drinking water, restroom facilities, vehicle and trailer parking, stock unloading facilities and ramps for mounting and dismounting horses.
In 1996, the Morton County Historical Museum was designated as an Official Interpretive Facility for the Santa Fe Historical Trail by the National Parks Service.
Mural displayed painted by Charles Goslin, June 1997
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