Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway

Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway

Address:c/o Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau
PO Box 274
Great Bend, KS 67530

Phone:620-792-2750
Web: www.ksbyways.org/wetlands/index.html Description:Byway winds around Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, two of the largest wetland ecosystems in the world. The Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area covers 20,000 acres and is considered the largest marsh in the interior of the United States and the most important migration point for shorebirds in North America. Less than 20 miles away, the 22,135-acre Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is a staging area for more than 500,000 birds during their spring migration. Opportunities abound for bird and wildlife watching, hiking, and many other nature activities at both locations.
Legth: 77 miles. Start/Endpoint: Byway begins 5 miles west of Hoisington, at the west junction of US 281 and SH 4; and end at the junction of Route 636 with with US 281. Time to Allow: 1.5 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2005).

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