Who We Are
Where the West is still Wild!
Established in 1857, the village of Cimarron, New Mexico is the Historic Heart of the West. Intriguing and diverse, its history reaches back to the Santa Fe Trail.
Cimarron is also home to Philmont Scout Ranch along with the Old Mill Museum, the historic St. James Hotel and other area attractions.
Once the home of Anasazi, Jicarilla Apache, and Ute Indians,Cimarron, located on the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail, became the hub of a vast mining and ranching empire in the mid to late 19th century. The pioneer spirit which gave rise to Cimarron brought the famous and infamous alike. Western legends such as Kit Carson, Black Jack Ketchum, Charles Kennedy, Clay Allison, and Will James have each added flair to the area’s rich history. Learn more