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Cimarron National Grassland, Elkhart

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#14 of 21 in Wildlife in Kansas
National Park · Geologic Formation
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Cimarron National Grassland is a National Grassland located in Morton County, Kansas, United States, with a very small part extending eastward into Stevens County. Cimarron National Grassland is located near Comanche National Grassland which is across the border in Colorado. The grassland is administered by the Forest Service together with the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Comanche National Grassland, from common headquarters located in Pueblo, Colorado. There are local ranger district offices in Elkhart, Kansas. The grassland is the largest area of public land in the state of Kansas.
The Cimarron National Grassland consists of 108176acre of Great Plains bisected by the Cimarron River. The elevations on the Grassland range from 3100to. The terrain is mostly flat, sloping downward west to east, although bluffs rise about 100ft above the valley of the Cimarron. Vegetation is mostly shortgrass prairie grassland, dominated by sand sagebrush in salty soils. Groves of cottonwood and other trees are found near the river. Make Cimarron National Grassland a centerpiece of your Elkhart vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Elkhart tour itinerary builder tool.
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  • Get a map from the USDA rangers office and you can easily find all the major attractions the unique place has to offer. Roads are well marked and the major roads seem to be graded on a regular basis.....  more
    Get a map from the USDA rangers office and you can easily find all the major attractions the unique place has to offer. Roads are well marked and the major roads seem to be graded on a regular basis.....  more »
  • Stop by the HQ in Elkhart and pick up a auto tour loop map and talk to the visitor services specialist, she's great and has a wealth of info. The drive iteself (including Middle Spring, Recreation... 
    Stop by the HQ in Elkhart and pick up a auto tour loop map and talk to the visitor services specialist, she's great and has a wealth of info. The drive iteself (including Middle Spring, Recreation...  more »
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  • It was fantastic! I always like going out there!:)
  • This is a nice little hidden gem in Kansas. We started at the NE corner of the grasslands and worked our way to Point of Rocks. Beautiful scenery along the way. Definitely go to Point of Rocks if you’re in the area and you’ll get a great view. We used the map on the Avenza App and it worked out perfectly letting us know our location. Definitely recommend.

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