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Gorgeous view!

Historic site where one can see for MILES!!! The trail itself is really short, but still worth the... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2019
lmjns
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The Trail Tracks are accessible from Highway 50/400 west of Dodge City. There is a paved walkway... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2019
Kaye H
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut formations dating from the nineteenth century can be clearly seen today.
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The Trail Tracks are accessible from Highway 50/400 west of Dodge City. There is a paved walkway and signs explaining the history of the Santa Fe Trail. Tracks are most visible in early Spring before vegetation makes them hard to see.
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The tracks were barely visible at this location. The trail is nice, but we thought there would be more to see. They are much deeper at other locations.
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Historic site where one can see for MILES!!! The trail itself is really short, but still worth the time.
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A paved or solid surface path going to a spot a block onto the plains. there are markers telling of the plight of the travelers trying to make it up the hill with their heavy freight wagons. I was disappointed that it was very hard to see the actual ruts.
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Important....you need to read the sign as you head back there on the left before you get back there. This sign tells you more of what to look for, such as how the vegetarian changes & is different heights. If you read this you can tell where the trail was, if not you won’t be
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