Trail Dust
Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mountain Route

Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico Distance
 Council Grove, Kansas  12 days -- 145 miles
 Walnut Creek  21 days -- 273 miles
 Middle Crossing  28 days -- 387 miles
 Bents Old Fort  42 days -- 565 miles
 Raton Pass  55 days -- 660 miles
 Rayado  61 days -- 708 miles
 Watrous  62 days -- 734 miles
 Santa Fe  72 days -- 835 miles
 Total Miles  835

Trail Dust
Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cimarron Cut Off Route

Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico Distance
 Council Grove, Kansas  12 days -- 145 miles
 Walnut Creek  21 days -- 273 miles
 Middle Crossing  28 days -- 387 miles
 Cimarron River  31 days -- 445 miles
 McNee's Crossing  40 days -- 555 miles
 Point of Rocks  47 days -- 610 miles
 Wagon Mound  50 days -- 657 miles
 Watrous  52 days -- 679 miles
 Santa Fe  62 days -- 780 miles
 Total Miles  780




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