Cimarron Grassland - Crows - 617

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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. Crows Road (FR 617) is an easy double-track trail that cuts across from Santa Fe Trail Field Road (FR 615) to North River Road (FR 600.1). This trail is easy enough for a 2wd vehicle, but extra clearance may be required due to the taller ground in the middle of the double track. Camping may be possible along this trail due to the shorter grass and relatively flat terrain. This area is used for active cattle grazing and oil and natural gas production. Always leave gates as you find 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)