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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, OK

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Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,999 feet
Elevation Gain 50 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.17
Interest Ruins & Historic
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84  2013-11-23
PHX to South Bend to PHX - Thanksgiving 2013
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Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, May, Mar
Sun  7:37am - 5:26pm
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Overview
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is a 2 mile one way hike with 50 feet elevation gain. Located 59 miles south-southwest of Woodward Oklahoma. The trailhead is car accessible. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.


The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868.

The historic site is located near the town of Cheyenne, which is situated in western Oklahoma halfway between Amarillo, TX and Oklahoma City, OK. Cheyenne is approximately 30 miles north of I-40 on Hwy 283 and approximately 20 miles east of the Texas border.



For additional info, check out => http://www.nps.gov/waba/index.htm

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    From I-40 take exit 20 (Sayre) and travel north on US-283 to Cheyenne. In Cheyenne take US-283 north until it intersects with Hwy 47. At the US-283 and Hwy 47 intersection travel west through scenic downtown Cheyenne. Once out of town continue west half a mile and turn north on Hwy 47A. Continuing on Hwy 47A will take you to the new visitor center. By taking 47A a little farther you will find the historic site, featuring the park overlook and interpretive walking trail.
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