Smoky Valley Scenic Byway
The Smoky Valley Scenic Byway greets its visitors with picturesque windmills, grazing cattle, and wonderful wildflowers. The byway passes through the Cedar Bluff State Park and Reservoir where you can hike into Threshing Machine Canyon where, in 1867, Native Americans attacked a wagon train transporting a threshing machine to Brigham Young in Salt Lake City. Other travelers from the mid-1800s have carved their names in the limestone bluffs. Travelers moved westward on the Smoky Hills Trail, the shortest route between Fort Leavenworth and Denver. The City of WaKeeney is at the western end of the Byway.