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Mount Sunflower

Mountain information
NameMount Sunflower
Elevation4039 ft (1231.1 m)
Prominence19 ft (5.8 m)
ListingU.S. state high point
LocationWallace County, Kansas, USA
Easiest routeDrive

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Mount Sunflower is the highest point in the state of Kansas. At 4039 ft (1231.1 m), it is 3300 ft (1005.8 m) feet above the state's topographic low point in Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas due to the gradual rise towards the Rocky Mountains to the west. Located in Wallace County, it is less than half a mile (0.8 km) from the Colorado state border and close to the lowest point in Colorado.

Mount Sunflower is located on private land owned by Mike and Rae Marie Jones, who encourage visitors to the site. Amenities include a picnic table, a sunflower sculpture made from railroad spikes, and a plaque that states "nothing happened here in 1897."

Access is via county dirt roads to the edge of the property, then across a cattle guard and onto a private dirt road through a cattle grazing pasture to the summit.

The state of Kansas gradually increases in elevation from the east to the west. As such, "Mount" Sunflower, while the highest point in the state in terms of elevation, is indistinguishable from the surrounding terrain.

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