Cimarron Grassland - New - 722

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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 722 (New) is an easy dirt and sand double-track trail through the prairie. Some spots have loose sand, which may require 4WD. The road leads from County Road C on the west to C Boulevard on the east and crosses several trails leading north into the grassland. The trail crosses several cattle guards, which all have a single strand of fence wire as a gate, which can be very difficult to see. Be sure to close the wire again after passing through. This entire area is actively used for cattle grazing and also for oil and natural gas production. 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)