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Turkey Trail

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Other Names

Cimarron National Grasslands, Cottonwood Picnic Grounds, Cimarron River, Wilburton Crossing

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Cimarron National Grassland offers a 10.5 mile long ATV trail that follows the Cimarron River. The trail is mostly hard packed and wide and runs in an east to west direction but may get a bit rugged and overgrown as you head east past the Cimarron Campground.

A makeshift motocross track can be found on the opposite side of the river, but note that the track is only open to machines that are 50 inches or less in width. There are also several miles of old dirt roads that are open to all vehicle types.

The trail can be accessed at the Cottonwood Picnic Area or at the Cimarron Campground. This area is open year-round but the best time to visit is during the spring or fall months.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Some Areasnot permitted on mx track
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areasnot permitted on mx track
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on the trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails, MX Track
LandNational Forest
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
Commentmakeshift mx track


Tent: $7.00
RV: $7.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Cimarron Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityElkhart, KS
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Elkhart, KS
1) Take SR-27 North about 9 miles
2) Turn right (east) on FS Road 700.2, stage at Cottonwood Picnic Area.

For Cimarron Campground:
3) Continue east past Cottonwood Picnic Area on FS Road 700.2 about 4 miles
4) Campground entrance is on the left (north).


Contact InfoCimarron National Grassland
242 East Highway 56
Elkhart, KS 67950
(620) 697-4621


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Turkey Trail OHV Area

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Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypePlains
Elevation3300 to 3400 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe OHV area has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis OHV area has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe OHV area has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe OHV area has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis OHV area has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Somelocated at motocross track
Large JumpsThis OHV area has few large jumps.Fewlocated at motocross track
BermsThe OHV area has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Anadarko Petroleum Corp (620) 697-2188
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Anadarko Petroleum Corp (620) 697-2188
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Prairie RV Park & Car Wash (620) 360-1095
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Prairie RV Park & Car Wash (620) 360-1095
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteCimarron Campground (620) 697-4621
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Anadarko Petroleum Corp (620) 697-2188
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