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Mount Sunflower - Kansas State Highpoint

As you might expect, the highest point of Kansas is nothing more than a high hill, just on the other side of the state line from Colorado. Mount Sunflower is hardly a mountain but that is the name. The summit is scattered with art work, probably by locals. Although located on private property, the owner encourages people to visit. I dragged a bunch of family to the summit while caravanning between Denver and Eastern Kansas during a family reunion. There was more adventure trying to find Mound Sunflower than actually visiting the high spot.
Distance: Drive-up
Elevation: 4,039 feet
Access Rating: Good Gravel/Dirt
Signs sometimes show roads to Mount Sunflower but you can't count on them being there, most were gone when I visited. From I-80, take exit 17 in Goodland Kansas, which is route 27 south. Go south 17 miles to a right turn on the BB dirt road. Follow this road west about 12 miles, then turn south on the 6 road for 4 miles. At 4 miles is another dirt road that goes 2.8 miles to a T intersection. Go left for one mile, then a right and one more mile to the entrance gate to Mount Sunflower. Other dirt road options exist as well.
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Top of Mount Sunflower
Mount Sunflower summit register
Mount Sunflower views
On the summit of Mount Sunflower, Kansas
Mount Sunflower views
Picnic table on summit
Mount Sunflower Map
My dad and my uncles