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Castle Rock

South of Interstate 70 at the Quinter exit, Quinter, KS
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Dry day fun only unless you have a four wheeler.

The roads here are impassable when wet. We were in a Prius and came in the back way and the road... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Such an interesting place

This was such a fun and interesting place to visit, considering how flat the rest of the state is... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
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South of Interstate 70 at the Quinter exit, Quinter, KS
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

The roads here are impassable when wet. We were in a Prius and came in the back way and the road is barely there. Rough terrain. We walked around the area but did not go to the hoodoos. It makes for some cool pics but...More

1  Thank Keztat
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This was such a fun and interesting place to visit, considering how flat the rest of the state is. We also discovered a multitude of wildflowers everywhere as well. As it was so totally isolated, it was quite peaceful as well.

3  Thank Chandlerk7
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Castle Rock was made from the chalk formations when the inland sea in the area receded. It is fast changing due to nature. Not sure how long we will be able to enjoy this fantastic view.

2  Thank jfullmer
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Road tripping back roads across kansas, this one was definitely on my radar. So happy i came here. Very cool formations and scenic views. One of kansas 8 wonders, but definitely off the beaten path. Gravel roads to get to it, and somewhat rough roads...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Just got back from Castle Rock. It is a lovely place that is worth spending several hours but if you only have 15 minutes it would be worth the drive to get there. As one reviewer already said, the drive getting there is worth it,...More

1  Thank mrlabes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing Castle Rock and the surrounding area - even sharing the road with the cows. We almost missed it, however, because the sign leading to the rocks was nearly obscured by weeds. Also, the road into the site is a little rough, so...More

1  Thank Sunflower1951
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Castle Rock is kind of off the beaten path on a dirt road. The drive to Castle Rock is as enjoyable as the rock itself! Beautiful fields on either side of the road, which is about 1.5 car widths wide. There are signs that direct...More

Thank travelers3or4
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Kansas was suppose to be this "fly by" state, boring and void of interest. We found that to be so untrue! If you're willing to take a few hours and get off of I-70, there a true treasures here. Castle Rocks were one of those...More

Thank BlackberryFarmer
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Like Chimney Rock in Colorado, Castle Rock in Kansas has been used as a landmark for several hundred years, by American Indians, Conquistadors, mountain men, explorers, military and settlers heading West. In the 1800s, Butterfield Overland Dispatch followed the Smoky Hill Trail which passed just...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

If you're not in a hurry this is a good little detour to take. It's a nice place to get out of the car and explore and stretch your legs. If you don't have a lot of clearance in the car that you were driving,...More

Thank Michael L
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I will be visiting Castle Rock this September. I am wondering whether the morning or the evening would be better for photography. That is, does the road approach from the east side or the west side? Thank you.
30 July 2016|
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Response from Upzeedaisy | Reviewed this property |
I went in the morning and it was very pretty. Most of the "cliff" is facing east so you get the sunrise. You can get good pictures no matter when you come.