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Mount Sunflower
Mount Sunflower KS Summit.jpg
The "summit" of Mount Sunflower
Highest point
Elevation 4,039 ft (1,231 m)
Prominence 19 ft (5.8 m)
Listing U.S. state high point 28th
Geography
Location Wallace County, Kansas, U.S.
Topo map USGS Mount Sunflower
Climbing
Easiest route Driving

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.

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