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.
Distance: 88 miles
Traveling south to north: The route begins 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 at the Kansas/Nebraska near Haigler, NE. Traveling south on Kansas Highway 27 the byway concludes at the intersection of Kansas Highway 27 and US Highway 40 in Sharon Springs, KS.
From I-70 in Goodland:
North - Travel North on Kansas Highway 27 to Wheeler, turn west on Kansas Highway 27/US Highway 36, continue through St. Francis, and turn north on Kansas Highway 27 to the Kansas/Nebraska state line.
South -Travel South on Kansas Highway 27 to US Highway 40 in Sharon Springs.
For more information about the Land & Sky Scenic Byway contact:Donna Price Land and Sky Scenic Byway 785-821-4170 Helen Dobbs Cheyenne County Development Corporation 785-332-3508