Located in Morton County, in the southwest corner of the state, Point of Rocks is one of the few places where Jurassic rocks are exposed at the surface in Kansas. It is located just off Kansas Highway 27, just North of the Oklahoma state line.
Capped by the Ogallala Formation, Point of Rocks was an important landmark on the Santa Fe Trail's Cimarron Cut-off (known as the Dry Route). Near this landmark, Middle Spring offered a reliable source of water to thirsty travelers. Numerous wagon ruts are still visible in the vicinity. Point of Rocks is located west of Kansas Highway 27, about 10 miles north of the town of Elkhart in the Cimarron National Grasslands.
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