Mount Sunflower, highest point in Kansas at 4039 feet

Near the Colorado border, 22 miles south of Exit 1 on I-70 (down a long gravel road) there is a farmer's field with the distinction of being the highest point in Kansas -- at 4,039 feet. Max and I arrived on a sunny day in April and enjoyed the "nose-bleed" view of rolling farmland from the monument and picnic area provided by the kind landowner.
I guarantee you that there was nobody else at Mt. Sunflower at the time we made our visit.

looking north Max faces east. The camera focuses west. Site from the west. Note covered picnic area.
A metal sunflower adds to the site's ambiance. Limestone tribute to land's original white settlers. Mt. Sunflower and western skyline.
Corner view of Mt. Sunflower As a Kansas author, Max Yoho has been labeled, "The highest point in Kansas." At least he's visited there.
Western Kansas does a lot of irrigating. This is one of several systems we passed on the road to Mt. Sunflower. Watering spring crops in Western Kansas.

For more about Mt. Sunflower, visit Kansas Photo Tour's Mt. Sunflower page.
or the Topeka Capital-Journal article, "On Higher Ground."
Visit Boulder, Colorado with us -- our final destination on this trip west.

All photos and text © 2004 Carol Yoho
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