Places to Visit—Arikaree Breaks

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Cheyenne County, Kansas

In spite of the arid climate of Cheyenne County, the rugged landscape of this northwestern Kansas county was largely formed by water. These hills, known as the Arikaree Breaks, are composed of windblown dust particles called loess, deposited during the Ice Ages.

Experience "The Breaks" by driving north of US Highway 36 on Kansas Highway 27. The junction is two miles west of St. Francis, Kansas (from The Geologic Record, vol. 1.1).

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