Itinerary & Video
Begin your tour in Medicine Lodge and discover how Carry Nation got her start. Continue on to the Frontier Stockade Museum to learn more about life on the frontier.
As you travel westward, stop at the two overlooks to get better views of the impressive red hills in all of their unusual formations. Take an extra hour to "dare to do dirt" and take the scenic gravel drive south of the byway to immerse yourself in the lush cedar-trimmed red hills. Or plan an extra day or two to go on a trail ride.
When you arrive in Coldwater, head southwest to Coldwater Lake for some outdoor activities: fishing, boating, swimming, etc.
In the spring of the year, organize a group of hardy birdwatchers to watch prairie chicken mating rituals.
homes converted to beds and breakfasts provide comfortable accommodations. You can also see a collection of Gordon Parks photographs and poems at the Mercy Health Center.
The southern portion of the byway continues through wildlife areas that are converted coal mine sites.