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Near Cimarron in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cimarron Canyon

 
 
Cimarron Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Cimarron Canyon Marker
Inscription. You are now at the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain boundary. The Cimarron Range, one of the eastern-most ranges of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in this part of New Mexico. Elevation 6,800 feet.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 36° 31.392′ N, 104° 59.515′ W. Marker is near Cimarron, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is on U.S. 64 at milepost 305, 0.6 miles west of Turkey Creek Trail, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cimarron NM 87714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Saint James Hotel (approx. 4.2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Black Jack’s Hideout / Colfax County War (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cimarron Canyon State Park (approx. 7.8 miles away); Palisades Sill (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Regarding Cimarron Canyon. The Cimarron cutoff, a major branch of the Santa Fe Trail, passed through this portion of Northeast New Mexico.
 
Categories. Environment
 
<i>back of</i> Cimarron Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. back of Cimarron Canyon Marker
Cimarron Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Cimarron Canyon Marker
View west on US-64.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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