Cimarron Grassland - Riley - 775

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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 775 (Riley) is an easy double-track dirt and sand trail through rolling hills and prairie grass. The northwest end of the trail is well a maintained graded dirt road until it passes the private residence. Then, it becomes an unmaintained trail. Some soft sand on the trail may require 4wd. 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)