Santa Fe Trail Association

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


Points of Interest

A few of the many sites of interest along the Santa Fe Trail within the Cimarron Cutoff Chapter Area.
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Chapter Events & News

View planned chapter events and read all about our chapter in our latest chapter newsletter.
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Recent Chapter Activities



Anyone interested in the Santa Fe Trail is welcome to join. Membership in the Cimarron Cutoff Chapter

To download the membership form, click here.


Art Source: The painting featured at the top of this page was done by artist and SFTA member Doug Holdread.
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Our Mission
The mission of the Santa Fe Trail Association is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it.  The Santa Fe Trail Association’s purposes are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.