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Santa Fe Trail

About the trail: It's not difficult to imagine the kind of views pioneers had as they traveled across the open prairie on the Santa Fe Trail. Just visit the Santa Fe Trail ruts site. The ruts were formed by years of constant use by freight wagons and settlers traveling the trail. The deep gouges in the earth have been visible for more than 100 years.
The 143-acre site is owned by Dodge City's Boot Hill Museum and has a gazebo and sidewalk that are ADA-accessible. The site also has signs with information about the ecosystem as well as the history of the Santa Fe Trail and the nearby Soule Canal, which was built in the 1880s and closed after a devastating flood.
Where: The Santa Fe Trail is located nine miles west of Dodge City on the north side of U.S. Highway 50.
Cost: There is no charge to visit the site.
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