Big Basin Sunset

The Gypsum Hills

One of the most scenic places in all of Kansas are the Gypsum Hills! The Gypsum Hills are sometimes referred to as the red hills and encompass a large portion of south central Kansas from about Medicine Lodge in the east to around Ashland in the west. The Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway cuts right through the heart of some of the most beautiful scenery in the area, stretching from Medicine Lodge to Coldwater. The area is known for some beautiful backroad drives as well, such as the beautiful drive from Ashland to Clark State Fishing Lake. Big Basin and St. Jacob's Well, two of Kansas' most beautiful hidden gems, lie on the western edge of the region!

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Featured Gypsum Hills Locations

Some of the best spots in the Gypsum Hills are represented here!

Gypsum Hills Sunrise

Big Basin Prairie Preserve

An ancient sink hole created this massive crater in the middle of the Gypsum Hills.

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Sunset over the Gypsum Hills

Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway

One of the premier byways of Kansas offers stunning views of the Gypsum Hills.

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The Gypsum Hills

Gyp Hills Drive

Drive the Gypsum Hills backroads and see red mesas and lots of wildlife!

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Gypsum Hills Photography: Big Basin at sunrise

Gypsum Hills Nature Photography Fine Art Prints

I have a very large Gypsum Hills photography gallery with fine art prints to choose from.

Explore the Gypsum Hills of Kansas

The Gypsum Hills are full of beautiful places to explore. Here is a list of waterfalls, drives, hiking and biking trails, lakes, parks, scenic areas and landmarks to get you started on your Gypsum Hills adventure!

Hiking & Biking Trails in the Gypsum Hills

Gypsum Hills Landmarks and Scenic Locations

Gypsum Hills Scenic Drives and Byways

Gypsum Hills Parks & Lakes

The Gypsum Hills Fine Art Photography Prints

More Gypsum Hills Photos