"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 Museum Facebook Cedar Spring and Carrizozo Creek