Monday, August 31, 2015

Motoring Monday: Arikaree Breaks

With its deep ravines and gullies, the Arikaree Breaks in northern Cheyenne County are much different than the nearby plains. The breaks are a rugged landscape of canyons that were formed by sand, silt and clay particles deposited by wind during the past few million years.

The breaks are 36 miles long by about three miles wide. There are two species of sage that grow in the breaks that grow no other place in Kansas and 16 native plants that are listed as "rare" in Kansas.

Along the self-guided tour that can be found here, visitors will see the Republican River bridge, Horse Thief Cave, Hackberry Creek, iron sculptures, Three Corners tri-state point and more.

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