Cimarron Grassland - Interstate 13-21 - 714.D

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Cimarron National Grasslands is USFS land surrounding 25 miles of the Cimarron river and a portion of the historic Santa Fe Trail, located in the southwest corner of Kansas. The terrain is rolling hills with tall prairie grass and a sandy river bottom full of cottonwood trees. Hiking and 4x4 trails crisscross the area in an extensive network. The closest town for fuel and supplies is Elkhart, KS. FR 714.D (Interstate 13-21) is an easy dirt double track through tall prairie grass and brush. It does not appear to get much use and is currently extremely overgrown. The trail can be very difficult to find and may require scouting on foot. Most of the trail follows alongside a barbwire fence providing reference. The terrain itself is not difficult, but your vehicle will get lots of pinstripes. This trail connects FR 700.3 and FR 714. The view of the river to the north is pretty but inaccessible due to the fence. This entire area is actively used for cattle grazing and also for oil and natural gas production. Always leave gates as you found them. Dispersed camping is allowed on the USFS land unless otherwise posted. However, there are very few clearings in the brush to set up a tent. There is an improved pay campground accessible from South River Road (FR 700.2)