The Arikaree Breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County just a few miles east from the Land & Sky Scenic Byway. The stunning views of the gullies and rock formations are comprised of loess rocks which are a mixture of wind deposits from sand, silt, and clay. The breaks are 36 miles long and approximately two to three miles wide but mostly reside on private land, so please be respectful of the land-owners and do not trespass or hop any fences.
You can access the breaks from multiple public roads near the Land & Sky Byway. Head north from the Benton and Washington intersection in St. Francis, cross the Republican River bridge, and turn right at the first fork. Watch for the numbered red-disk signs as you head north into Nebraska on Road 15 (unpaved). In Nebraska, go west on U.S. 34 to Haigler and turn south to K-27. One of the most outstanding views is about 14 miles north of St. Francis. Copies of the Self-Guided Driving Tour can be picked up at the St. Francis Information Kiosk at the Rest Area on US Highway 36 in St. Francis.