Prairie Trail Scenic Byway

The Prairie Trail Scenic Byway is Kansas' ninth designated scenic byway.  The 80 mile route begins at the south edge of Canton, home of the HOT and COLD watertowers, Stars and Stripes Military Museum and other unique attractions,  and continues north into the Smoky Hills to Roxbury.  Along the way travelers can view Twin Mounds and Battle Hill Knobs.  The byway heads west from Roxbury past the Olive Springs School House Gallery of artist Maleta Forsburg then west until the roadway ends at Old U.S. 81. By following the byway north to Lindsborg, one can visit the many art galleries and museums before continuing west on K4 through Marquette , home of the Kansas Motorcycle Museum.  From Marquette the byway follows K4 to K-141 north to the Kanopolis State Park Reservoir and Mushroom Rock State Park.  From Ellsworth the Byway continues north on K-156 to I70.  

The extraordinary panoramic scenes and the changing seasons along the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway are, indeed, a traveler and photographer's delight.