The Beautiful 150 Mile Central Kansas Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
20 in Kansas Kansas150 Miles
By Goodtime Charlie
on July 1, 2005
- Trip Toolbox
From Hutchinson, KS go northwest on K96/K14 2 past Sterling and then you'll come up on Ave. T which you want to take West (left) 5 miles to Alden. After you pass through Alden you will want to look for the intersection with 8th Road and take this north (right) about 8 miles to the town of to Chase. Continue north through Chase about 19 miles and you'll then want to get on Hwy 156 heading norhteast (right) to Ellsworth and get gas. Then take Ave. L east (right) to Kanopolis town and then get on Hwy 111 heading north (left) and take this up to Hwy 140. Take Hwy 140 east (right) to 141 south (right). Heading south on 141 across Kanopolis Lake Dam to Hwy 4 then east (left) to Motorcycle museum at Marquette. After that continue east on Hwy 4 to Lindsborg for great FOOD and GAS. From Lindsborg go south on 14th Ave/Hwy 81 thru McPherson. Then get on 61 (take a right, head southwest) and you'll take this all the way back to Hutchinson. You've just made a complete loop totaling about 150 miles.
Beautiful wheat, cornsoybean fields of Reno and Rice county to beautiful rolling hills of Ellsworth, Saline and McPherson Counties. Great trip, weather providing, all year round. In the summer you might take plenty of water just in case and remember to enjoy all the beauty GOD has put out there for you to enjoy!
All roads are real nice blacktop - A nice combination of long straight stretches of flat road to hilly with lots of nice curves.
There is a town about every 15 to 20 miles with plenty of places to shop, eat and get gas - All of the towns have grocery store for food items if you want to have a picnic in their park - Several towns have historic sites from the old cattle trails to explorers. In Marquette you'll find a motorcycle museum.
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