Kansas has eleven byways, eight scenic, two of which are National Scenic Byways and three historic byways. In addition to being beautiful drives, the byways each have a fascinating history and an abundance of activities to enjoy.
Of course, the byways are more than just "beautiful drives" – to appreciate the beauty, scenery, and history of the byways, a bicycle is an ideal vehicle, slow enough to really experience the country you pass through, yet fast enough to travel the length of (most) byways in a single, glorious day.
Kansas Scenic and Historic Byways
The following are detailed guides to bicycling along Kansas scenic and historic byways:
- Flint Hills Scenic Byway
- Frontier Military Historic Byway
- Glacial Hills Scenic Byway
- Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway
- Native Stone Scenic Byway
- Post Rock Scenic Byway
- Prairie Trail Scenic Byway
- Route 66 Historic Byway
- Smoky Valley Scenic Byway
- Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway
- Western Vistas Historic Byway
The bicycle friendliness of the byways varies. Many of them are rural roads that carry little traffic, while a few pass through larger communities or even urban areas.
Kansas Scenic Byways Guidebook
Scenic Byways of Kansas offers a glimpse into each one of these unique byways, along with maps and destinations to experience long the way. A pull-out poster featuring Kansas Wildflowers is included.
To order your free Scenic Byways of Kansas guide call 1-800-684-6966 or fill out this form