Sante Fe Trail Ruts

Also known as: Santa Fe Trail Remains
9 mi. W of Dodge City on U.S. 50, Dodge City, Kansas

Photos 

Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds

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Description 

The longest continuous stretch of clearly defined Santa Fe Trail rut remains in Kansas, the site forms a two-mile arc, 300-400 feet wide in places. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 23, 1963

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000343
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Road-related; Pedestrian related
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1821; 1873

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2021: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • August 5, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • September 14, 2010: New photos from Ruth Reynolds

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