Arikaree Breaks

This rugged landscape of deep canyons in Northwest Kansas is formed by remnants of sand, silt and clay (known as loess) carving out space for the Arikaree River and the South Fork of the Republican River to flow - a marked difference from the Kansas plains. Driving and self-guided tours feature steep-sided canyons, cavernous ravines and gullies. Many tours of the Arikaree Breaks are available and include the location of the Cherry Creek encampment and other historic sites.