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Lower Cimarron (Wagon Bed) Springs on the Santa Fe Trail

Address: From Ulysses, 8 miles south on K-25, and 3.5 straight south on Wagon Bed Springs Road. Follow the signs.
Ulysses, KS 67880
Telephone Number: 620.356.1854
Second Telephone Number: 620.356.3009

About this Exploration:

Wagon Bed Springs

Travelers longed and looked for this watering hole that became their life source for many as they traversed through the most dangerous and arduous portion of the Santa Fe Trail. 


One of the most famous groups of travelers to drink from the Springs was a 500-man group of Mormon soldiers on their way to California to fight in the War of 1846 after a 50-mile foot trek through the desert.

The Springs, named after a wagon box set seeping in water, gained national recognition in 1961 when the National Park Service deemed it an Historic Landmark.


Wildflowers abound in the area, and annual tours of these vibrant and unique plants are held during the last week in May and the first week in June.


Tours of the whole Springs area are available for individuals and groups by calling the above phone numbers.

contact info
Marieta Hauser
113B South Main
Ulysses, KS 67880
Phone: 620.356.4700
Fax: 620.424.2437
Lynda M Fort
1675 W Patterson Ave.
Ulysses, KS 67880
Phone: 620.356.2570
Fax: 620.356.5118
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