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Kansas has the longest portion of the trail and is the jumping off point where travelers had to decide whether to take the longer mountain route or the shorter but more hazardous Cimarron Cutoff. Follow here for more of the Santa Fe Trail.
Ralph's Ruts are located just off Highway 56 about twelve miles west of Lyons. The National Park Service connection to that site is here. And for his Half Mile of Trail, go here.
Legends of America
Santa Fe Trail Quivira Chapter
Plum Buttes Massacre Site
Genealogy Trails Rice County History 6
The Ranch at Little Arkansas Crossing
From the Little to the Big Arkansas