Land & Sky Scenic Byway

Communities

See the wheat wave on the oasis! The pristine "high plains" that you'll see along the byway are in the very rural Northwest region of the State. Not far away from Bird City and St. Francis, you'll see the stunning Airkaree Breaks. Travel south along the Byway, and you'll be near Goodland and Sharon Springs.

The State's highest point, Mount Sunflower, rests between Kanorado and Weskan. For the history buffs on the road, check out the city of Wallace and the iconic Fort Wallace Museum.

Every one of the communities along this byway has an elevation that exceeds 3,200 feet! You won't see skyscrapers here; instead, feast your eyes on the "big sky" of the open prairie visitors love to see - especially during an infamous Kansas sunset! Being higher in elevation and far from severe light pollution makes for incredible stargazing!

Land & Sky Scenic Byway Map

Kansas Byways

Glacial Hills

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

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…

Native Stone

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

Frontier Military

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

Smoky Valley

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

Western Vistas

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

Route 66

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

Wetlands & Wildlife

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

Gypsum Hills

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

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…

Post Rock

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

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