Ralph's Ruts on the Santa Fe Trail
Ralph's Ruts are located west of Chase in Rice County. There is a small public gate near a D.A.R. Santa Fe Trail marker. Looking east, you'll see a series of swales, a set of small hills and valleys, in the natural prairie. These are the prominent Santa Fe Trail ruts. Wagons, mules, and oxen carved the trail into the sandy soil creating the valleys. The "hill tops" are at the original ground level. Convenient roadside parking.