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Castle Rock

South of Interstate 70 at the Quinter exit, Quinter, KS
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Quinter
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Hockessin, Delaware
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited on November 22nd and found the drive and the place to be very interesting. The badlands are chalk formations on the Kansas plains. The location is off a dirt road in farm country. To get here drive south on Castle Rock road from the Quinter Exit. The road is a hard surface dirt road, if you are driving... More 

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battlefield mo.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

At the top it was extremely windy. The sun was intense. So much fun to explore all by our selves hope to go back to get to explore more.

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The Villages, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We picked up a brochure at the Kansas Welcome Center which said it was one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas and it indeed look interesting so we set out for it-the GPS was not usable as there was no specific address so you had to watch for the landmarks. Once we crossed the cattle gate we took the road... More 

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Gambrills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Castle Rock Badlands are a beautiful sight. However, they are LITERALLY in the middle of nowhere. Unkept dirt road takes you to the sight. I was in a honda accord and was not ablet to follow the road to the bottom, however the view from up top is still nice. Just be careful....I made the mistake of trying to turn... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is worth the adventure, but know that the 15 miles is a bit more. Keep going, there IS a sign when you get to the correct road. Country road names have changed so do NOT rely on the names you may have. I think the current name of the road is K. But, watch for the sign.... there is... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very cool diversion from the monotony of the Kansas highway! My boys and I loved this remote site. It's abt 20miles off the highway on a dirt road. It is accessible by car for the most part. There's not another soul in site. So cool.

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Ottawa, Kansas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was driving along I-70 and was told about Castle Rock. I put it in my GPS (I would not have been able to find it otherwise) and ignored the warnings about bringing a car there. It was quite a ways down some dirt roads before I finally got to the property. At that time, I hit a fairly large,... More 

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Stocksbridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

As others have stated, the road is rough. You will be traveling by dirt road for a large portion of the trip there. We were able to make it up in a Honda but it probably would have been loads easier with a car with more ground clearance. We happened also to go when it was dry, if it have... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I had a real surprise in store when I left the interstate and found myself traveling on dusty gravel roads for 25 miles. From the satellite view, Castle Rock Road looked paved! I was able to find very specific directions online, and used my trip odometer to anticipate the turns. I went in the early morning, which proved to be... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The road to get there are rough. I would recommend a high up SUV and a 4 wheel drive vehicle if any mud are there. 'We took both trails. The one to the left takes you to the lower grounds and the one to the right to the top of the grounds. If your confident your vehicle can handle it,... More 

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