"Schmidt Trail Ruts #1"
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Stevens County Kansas
Stevens County Kansas
Stevens County Kansas
Stevens County Kansas

     To get to this set of ruts go west on US 56 from Hugoton, Kansas 11.7 miles to the Stevens/Morton County line. Go north about 11.3 miles and turn east 2 miles at this location the Schmidt ruts are on the south side of the road. From this location go north 2 miles and east 2 miles. These exceptional ruts are to the south of the road at this location. The ruts run for about 1.4 miles to a reliable water source along the Santa Fe Trail after leaving Lower Springs according to some of the old trail journal notes.
     Also at this location is a DAR marker.




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