Anyone who thinks Kansas is flat hasn't been to these rocks. Two sets of striking rock formations can be found south of Oakley (Monument Rocks) and Quinter (Castle Rock). The photogenic chalk beds are full of fossils and have been named one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas" by the Kansas Sampler Foundation. Don't miss the Keystone Gallery while you're in the area for a memorable look at fossils.
Just as a reminder, both of these attractions are on private property (which means privately maintained roads) that the owners generously allow visitors to explore! Please be respectful of the property during your visit. We recommend not trekking to see these unique features after precipitation (these are rutty, dirt roads, after all!) And if it looks like your vehicle can't make it, trust that gut instinct! While smaller vehicles can make the trip when conditions are just right, these dirt roads can be rough terrain to cover.
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