Land & Sky

Scenic Byway

Travelers along the 88-mile-long Land and Sky Scenic Byway have the opportunity to experience the Wallace Branch of the Great Western Cattle Trail, explore the deep canyons and rugged landscape of the Arikaree Breaks, and scale the highest point in Kansas at Mount Sunflower,

The byway is the only one in the state that focuses on agriculture and features thousands of acres of rotating crops, livestock, and wildlife along the route. Kiosks and Interpretative Signage tell the story of agriculture and show the life cycle of crops including wheat, corn, sorghum or milo, soybeans, and sunflowers.

  • Driving Directions

    Distance: 88 miles

    Traveling south to north: The route begins in Sharon Springs, KS, at the junction of U.S. Highway 40 and Kansas Highway 27. Traveling north on Kansas Highway 27 the byway concludes at the Kansas/Nebraska state line.

    Traveling north to south: The route begins on Kansas Highway 27 at the Kansas/Nebraska state line. Traveling south on Kansas Highway 27 the byway concludes at the intersection of Kansas Highway 27 and US Highway 40 in Sharon Springs, KS.

    Access from I-70: The byway can also be accessed from Interstate 70, exit 17, in Goodland.

  • Arikaree Breaks

    The breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and…

    Kanorado Community Museum

    ​Come in and look around at all the items from the past. Take a tour of the Caboose and view the old Cook Shack and Coal Shed. The Old Coal…

    Kidder Massacre Site

    Two years after the Civil War ended, war came to Sherman County. Some time around July 2, 1867, 25-year-old Lt. Lyman S. Kidder and his…

    High Plains Museum

    The High Plains Museum is situated near downtown Goodland, Kansas. As you step inside, you will be welcomed by photographic murals…

    St. Francis Motorcycle Museum

    The St. Francis Motorcycle Museum houses over 140 vintage motorcycles from over 48 manufacturers including ACE, Cleveland, Jefferson, Theim…

    T-Bar Ranch

    Step back in time to the ambiance of an authentic working ranch established at the turn of the 20th century. The T-Bar is a 20,000 acre…

    Mt Sunflower Bed and Breakfast

    8 amazing rooms of pure elegance tucked away in a charming old church. Where the prairie and the sky meet your eye. The highest point in…

    Big Ed's

    Twenty-one years of history around these hand-cut steaks with secret seasonings. Grill opens at 5pm, Monday - Saturday.

    Mount Sunflower

    Where the prairie and the sky meet your eye. The highest point in Kansas, Mt. Sunflower is on privately owned land, but all visitors are…

    Sherman Theatre

    Historic 1926 silent movie and vaudeville theater equipped with digital projection and 3D. Open nightly. The theatre opens for special…

    Fort Wallace Museum

    ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE! ROAD CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. Between Colorado State Line and KS 27, a stretch of US 40 is closed due to bridge…

    Fort Wallace Cemetery

    ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE! ROAD CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. Between Colorado State Line and KS 27, a stretch of US 40 is closed due to bridge…

    St. Francis Wildlife Area

    White-tailed deer, Mule deer and Rio Grande turkeys are transient visitors moving on and off the area throughout the year. Spring turkey…

  • Things to do along the way


    Kansas Byways

    Wetlands & Wildlife

    Along the byway, you'll encounter landscapes and communities shaped by the powerful forces of motion and change. You're entering a…

    Frontier Military

    Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.  Originally built to move soldiers and…

    Gypsum Hills

    Ancient floodplains, buttes, canyons, mesas and sinkholes are rare on the Great Plains. Yet, nestled in the Kansas grasslands is the Gypsum…

    Glacial Hills

    The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway gets its name from the rolling hills and rock-strewn valleys carved by ancient glaciers. 

    Route 66

    Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of experiences to "get their own kicks…

    Western Vistas

    Visit a rugged landscape on the culturally and visually fascinating route known as the Western Vistas Historic Byway. 

    Flint Hills

    The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers of the tallgrass prairie - one of the last…

    Post Rock

    Over the Smoky Hills of weathered bedrock, the Post Rock Scenic Byway winds through fields, pastures and prairie.

    Smoky Valley

    Named for their hazy, blue appearance at sunrise and sunset, the Smoky Hills divide the more easterly mixed-grass prairie from the…

    Native Stone

    Discover the natural beauty of the panoramic Native Stone Scenic Byway.

    Prairie Trail

    When you travel the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, you follow in the steps of Native Americans, explorers and pioneers as they sought food…

    For more information about the Land & Sky Scenic Byway contact:

    Donna Price 
    Land and Sky Scenic Byway
    Helen Dobbs
    Cheyenne County Development Corporation