Mount Sunflower

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Mount Sunflower
Mount Sunflower KS Summit.jpg
The "summit" of Mount Sunflower
Highest point
Elevation4,039 ft (1,231 m) [1]
Prominence19 ft (5.8 m) [2]
ListingU.S. state high point 28th
Coordinates39°01′19″N 102°02′14″W / 39.02194°N 102.03722°W / 39.02194; -102.03722Coordinates: 39°01′19″N 102°02′14″W / 39.02194°N 102.03722°W / 39.02194; -102.03722[1]
Mount Sunflower is located in Kansas
Mount Sunflower
Mount Sunflower
LocationWallace County, Kansas, U.S.
Topo mapUSGS Mount Sunflower
Easiest routeDriving

Mount Sunflower is the highest place in the state of Kansas. At 4,039 feet (1,231 m), it is 3,300 feet (1,010 m) feet above the state's lowest point in Montgomery County. The mountain is in Wallace County, less than half a mile (0.8 km) from the Colorado state border and close to the lowest point in Colorado.

The State of Kansas slowly increases in elevation from the east to the west. Because of this, "Mount" Sunflower, while the highest point in the state, does not look any different from the land around it.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mount Sunflower". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  2. "Mount Sunflower, Kansas". Retrieved 2008-12-21.