Cimarron Cutoff Chapter


"There was the desert mirage, a will-o'-the wisp that beckoned and taunted. Sometimes it would look
like a party of mounted Indians, and the women would cry and begin counting their children."
— Marion Russell, on the Cimarron Cutoff, 1852


The Cimarron Cut-off was the first chapter to be designated by Santa Fe Trail Assocation on June 2, 1988.



Join the Cimarron Cutoff Chapter by downloading the membership form, click here.

A few of the many sites of interest along the Santa Fe Trail within the chapter area.

Morton County Historical Society Museum, Elkhart, KS               Oklahoma Historical Society

Morton County Museum Facebook                                               Cedar Spring and Carrizozo Creek

Cimarron National Grassland                                                          Camp Nichols

City of Elkhart                                                                                  Cimarron Heritage Center

Cimarron Cutoff Chapter Facebook page

Autograph Rock