Mount Sunflower Road

Mount Sunflower - Kansas Highpoint

As we made our way west towards the Rockies we decided to make a detour to the state highpoint of Kansas. Located about 20 miles southwest of Goodland, it is no mountain, but it does overlook a remotely beautiful section of the Kansas high plains. I truly haven't found this kind of solitude on many of the true peaks I've climbed. Rolling fields stretched out unending to the horizon and amongst the prairie grass were a number of beautiful new (to me) wildflowers...


Mileage Hiked: 0.5 miles      Trailhead Temp: 65'F      Min. Elevation: 4,005'      Max Elevation: 4,039'


6-27-2008