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Monument Rocks, Oakley

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#1 of 30 in Nature in Kansas
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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Monument Rocks (also Chalk Pyramids) are a series of large chalk formations in Gove County, Kansas, rich in fossils. The formations were the first landmark in Kansas chosen by the US Department of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. The chalk formations reach a height of up to 70 ft (21 m) and include formations such as buttes and arches. The carbonate deposits were laid down during the Cretaceous Period in what was then the Western Interior Seaway, which split the continent of North America into two landmasses. They are estimated to have been formed 80 million years ago.
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  • While not in the scale of the badlands the rocks are well worth the 7 mile detour. They are impressive rising out of the surrounding flat lands If coming from the east call in at the information... 
    While not in the scale of the badlands the rocks are well worth the 7 mile detour. They are impressive rising out of the surrounding flat lands If coming from the east call in at the information...  more »
  • We were camping at Scott Lake State Park & it's not too far to Monument Rocks. This is off Hwy 83 about 7 miles down a gravel road. The road is well signed, & when it comes to a T go right. It's a... 
    We were camping at Scott Lake State Park & it's not too far to Monument Rocks. This is off Hwy 83 about 7 miles down a gravel road. The road is well signed, & when it comes to a T go right. It's a...  more »

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