• Overlook Trail
      • Length - .25 miles
      • Terrain – Crushed rocks, gentle grades
      • Difficulty level - Easy
      • Usage - Walking
    • Life on the Rocks Trail
      • Length – 1.5 miles
      • Terrain - Crushed rock and gentle grades for the first 2/3 mile to the first scenic overlook; natural surface with moderate slopes for the next 1/2 mile to the second scenic overlook. 
      • Difficulty level - Easy/Moderate
      • Usage – Walking
    • Bison
    • Ferruginous hawks
    • Golden eagles
    • Mule deer
  • Visitors should please call 620-872-2061 on how to best access the Badlands. The Park offers guided tours and does have shorter trails for those who prefer shorter distances.
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    Butterfield Trail Museum

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    Western Vistas Historic Byway

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    Oakley Mural

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    Tribune's Star Theater

    The Tribune Theater was built in the 1940s and has long served as gathering point for the Greeley County area and beyond. It has been…

    City of Leoti

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    You'll find adventure when you explore Kansas' 28 State Parks. These public lands are a perfect escape no matter what your interest may be - hiking, camping, wildlife watching, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding…

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    Life’s easy at Fall River State Park, where crowds are few but recreational possibilities are many.

    Eisenhower

    Within Eisenhower State Park sits 1,000 acres of some of the last wild prairie in eastern Kansas. 

    El Dorado

    El Dorado State Park’s 4,000 acres makes it Kansas’ largest. Yet you can be as secluded or social as you like amid landscapes…

    Perry

    Perry State Park sits well within Kansas, but with long ridges of hickory and assorted oaks it wouldn’t look out of place in the…

    Historic Lake Scott

    Just north of Scott City lays a stunning canyon nestled among the prairie and natural springs.

    Webster

    Far from any sizable cities, many might consider Webster State Park “in the middle of nowhere.” Those who know the park will…

    Pomona

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    Crawford

    Where the Ozarks spill into Kansas, in the Great Depression the government gave jobs to hundreds of destitute men with the Civilian…

    Tuttle Creek

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    Wilson

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    Meade

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    Cheney

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    Kanopolis

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    Cedar Bluff

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    Sand Hills

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    Glen Elder

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