Stop 9 - Middle Spring

Santa Fe Trail travelers faced over 40 miles of waterless prairie between Lower Spring (near Ulysses, KS) and the dependable, year-round artesian spring found here at Middle Spring. This site, therefore, was a stopover for virtually every merchant wagon train traveling this branch of the Santa Fe Trail.


Modern Day the middle springs area has restroom facilities, water, picnic tables, and a short hiking trail.


It is 0.9 mile to Stop 10.