Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cimarron National Grasslands, Kansas

Since we have been in Kansas, we have wanted to see the Cimarron National Grasslands. So Saturday, we headed out there. The grasslands are 35 miles from Hugoton, in the SW corner of Kansas and encompass over 100,00 acres of preserved prairie land.

True, it may not be a very exciting area to visit, or have stunning sights to see, however just to imagine how it must have been before the land was farmed.
The largest portion of the Santa Fe Trail on pubic land also runs through the Grasslands. The trail is marked by these stone markers. The wagon tracks are long gone now, but are supposed to be visible in some areas (just our luck, we didn't see any in the areas we checked out.)
One area of interest is called Point of Rocks, a large rock outcropping used as a landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. The Cimarron River runs close to this part of the trail and is easily spotted by the only trees in the area.

The fall colors were out in force, with most all the trees turning. It was a good day out and the weather was perfect. There is a 40 or so mile driving trail with several marked points of interest for your viewing pleasure. You could take most any RV on the road (dirt) however I would suggest just taking your truck or toad.

Today is Tuesday, we left Kansas Monday morning and are currently back in Alamogordo. Tomorrow we have our black tank installed, take in a couple of last doc appointments, and start toward FL. for our sons big day.

That's it for now we'll catch up again next time we have WiFi. So until then, keep Lovin Your Life as we do ours!!!

1 comment:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I bet the pioneer's dogs were happy to see all those trees!

Beautiful scenery in a different form.