DESERTS & MOUNTAINS TRIP
Interstate 70 Kansas

Interstate 70 travels 2,175 miles from Interstate 15 near Cove Fort, Utah, to Interstate 695 in Baltimore, Maryland. The highway travels through the states of Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. On Day Five of the Deserts & Mountains Trip, I drove Interstate 70 from Interstate 15 to Grand Junction, Colorado. On Day Six, I drove from Grand Junction to Colby, Kansas, and on Day Seven, I drove the interstate from Colby, Kansas to Kansas City, Missouri.

PICTURES

Colorado State Line to Colby
Pictures taken June 28, 2003

"Welcome to Kansas" sign as
Interstate 70 enters the Sunflower
State. It is just 250 more miles until the
first interstate-to-interstate junction in
Kansas at Interstate 135.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 1 - K-267 -
Kanorado.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 9 - Co. Rd.
11.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 12 - Co. Rd.
14.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 17 - Business
U.S. 24/K-27 - Sharon Springs/St.
Francis.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 27 - K-253 -
Edson.
Interstate 70 East at the Thomas
County Line. The sign on the bridge
says "Entering Central Time Zone."
Interstate 70 East at Exit 36 - K-184 -
Brewster.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 45 - U.S.
24 - Levant.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 53 - K-25 -
Colby/Leoti. K-25 was closed in the
town of Colby, so a detour was in
place for through traffic. Colby was
where I ended Day Six.

Colby to Missouri State Line
Pictures taken June 29, 2003

Interstate 70 East at Exit 54 - Country
Club Drive.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 62 - Co. Rd K.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 70 - U.S. 83 -
Oakley.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 76 - U.S. 40
West - Oakley.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 85 - K-216 -
Grinnell.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 93 - K-23 -
Grainfield/Gove.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 95 - K-23
North - Hoxie.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 99 - K-211 -
Park.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 107 - K-212 -
Quinter.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 115 - K-198 -
Collyer.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 120 - Voda
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 127 - U.S.
283/Business U.S. 40 - WaKeeney/
Ness City.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 128 - Business
U.S. 40 TO U.S. 283 North -
WaKeeney/Hill City.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 135 - K-147 -
Ogallah.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 140 - Riga Rd.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 145 - K-247 -
Ellis.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 153 -
Yocemento Avenue.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 157 - U.S.
183 Bypass South - Hays/LaCrosse.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 159 - U.S.
183 - Hays/Plainville.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 161 -
Commerce Parkway.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 163 - Toulon
Ave.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 168 - K-255 -
Victoria.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 172 - Walker
Ave.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 175 - K-257 -
Gorham.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 180 - Balta
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 184 - U.S.
281/Business U.S. 40 - Russell/
Hoisington.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 189 - Business
U.S. 40 - Pioneer Rd.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 193 - Bunker
Hill Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 199 - K-231 -
Dorrance.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 206 - K-232 -
Wilson/Lucas.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 209 - Sylvan
Grove.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 216 - Vesper.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 219 - K-14
South - Ellsworth.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 221 - K-14
North - Lincoln.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 225 - K-156 -
Ellsworth/Great Bend.
Mileage sign on Interstate 70 East, 23
miles to the west of Interstate 135.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 233 - Beverly/
Carneiro.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 238 -
Brookville/Tescott.
Mileage sign on Interstate 70 East,
eight miles to the west of Interstate 135.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 244 - Hedville/
Culver.
Mileage sign on Interstate 70 East,
five miles to the west of Interstate 135.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exits
250A-B - Interstate 135/U.S. 81 - 1
mile.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exits
250A-B - 1/2 mile. A reconstruction
project closed the eastbound lanes.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 250A -
Interstate 135/U.S. 81 South - Wichita.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 250B - U.S.
81 North - Concordia.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 252 - K-143 -
Ninth St.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 253 - Ohio
Street.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 260 - Niles Rd.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 266 - K-221 -
Solomon.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 272 - Fair Rd.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 275 - K-15 -
Abilene/Clay Center.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 277 - Jeep
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 281 - K-43 -
Enterprise.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 286 - K-206 -
Chapman.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 290 - Milford
Lake Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 295 - U.S. 77/
K-18 West - Marysville/Herington.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 296 - Business
U.S. 40 - Washington St.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 298 - East St./
Chestnut St.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 299 - J Hill
Road/Flinthills Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 300 - Business
U.S. 40/K-57 - Council Grove.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 303 - K-18 -
Ogden/Manhattan.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 304 -
Humboldt Creek Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 307 -
McDowell Creek Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 311 - Moritz
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 313 - K-177 -
Manhattan/Council Grove.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 316 - Deep
Creek Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 318 - Frontage
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 322 - Tallgrass
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 324 -
Wabaunsee Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 328 - K-99 -
Alma/Wamego.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 330 - K-185 -
McFarland.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 332 - Spring
Creek Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 333 - K-138 -
Paxico.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 335 -
Snokomo Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 338 - Vera
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 341 - K-30 -
Maple Hill.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 346 - Carlson
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 350 - Valencia
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 351 - Frontage
Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 353 - K-4
West - Auburn Rd.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exit
355 - Interstate 470/U.S. 75 South -
1 3/4 miles.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exit
355 - 1 mile.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exit
355 - 1/2 mile.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 355 - Interstate
470/U.S. 75 South.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 356 -
Wanamaker Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 357A -
Fairlawn Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 358 - U.S.
75/Gage Blvd.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 359 -
MacVicar Avenue.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 361A - 1st
Avenue.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 361B - 3rd
St./Monroe St.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 362B - 8th
Avenue.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 363 - Adams
St./Branner Trfwy.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 364A -
California Avenue.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 364B -
Carnahan Ave./Deer Creek Trfwy.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 365 - Rice
Road. The interchange with the
Kansas Turnpike/Interstate 470 and
U.S. 40/K-4 is 1/2 mile ahead.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exit
366 - Interstate 470/Kansas Turnpike
South/U.S. 40/K-4 - 1/4 mile.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 366 - U.S. 40/
K-4/Interstate 470/Kansas Turnpike
South - Wichita.
Interstate 70 East approaching the
toll plaza - 1/2 mile.
Interstate 70 East approaching the
toll plaza - 1/4 mile.
Interstate 70 East at the toll plaza. This
is where motorists coming on to the
Kansas Turnpike will get their ticket.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 197 - K-10 -
Lecompton/Lawrence. The exit numbers
on Interstate 70's stretch on the Kansas
Turnpike do not coincide with the mile
markers of Interstate 70 in the state, but
the mile markers of the Kansas
Turnpike.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 202 - U.S.
59 South - West Lawrence.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 204 - U.S.
24/U.S. 59 - East Lawrence.
Interstate 70 East approaching the
mainline toll plaza - 2 miles.
Interstate 70 East approaching the
mainline toll plaza - 1 1/4 miles.
Interstate 70 East approaching the
mainline toll plaza - 1/2 mile.
Interstate 70 East approaching the
mainline toll plaza - 1/4 mile.
Interstate 70 East at the Eastern
Terminal Toll Plaza. For those who
drive all 220 miles of the tolled Kansas
Turnpike, the toll will be $8.15 for two
axles.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 224 - K-7 TO
U.S. 73 - Bonner Springs/Leavenworth.
This is the final exit with the turnpike's
exit numbering.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 410 - 110th
St. Taking this exit will lead motorists
to the Kansas Speedway.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exits
411A-B - Interstate 435 - 1 mile.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exit
411A - Interstate 435 South - 1/2 mile.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 411A -
Interstate 435 South.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 411B -
Interstate 435 North.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 414 - 78th
Street.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 415A - Turner
Diagonal.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 415B - U.S.
40 West.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 417 - 57th
Street.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exits
418A-B - Interstate 635 - 1 1/2 miles.
The interchange was undergoing
reconstruction at this time, so all
ramps from Interstate 70 to Interstate
635 were closed.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exits
418A-B - 3/4 mile.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exits
418A-B - 1/4 mile. I find it ironic that
all the advance signage for Interstate
635 was still up, but the signs at the
actual exit were taken down during this
reconstruction.
Mileage sign on Interstate 70 East,
1 3/4 miles to the west of Interstate 670.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exit
421B - Interstate 670 - 1 1/2 miles.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 420A - U.S.
69 South - 18th St. Expwy.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 420B - 18th
St. North.
Centerline mileage sign on Interstate
70 East, 3/4 mile to the west of
Interstate 670.
Interstate 70 East approaching Exit
422A - 3/4 mile, and Exit 421B - 1/2
mile.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 421B -
Interstate 670.
Interstate 70 East officially splits into
Interstate 670 and Interstate 70.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 422A - U.S.
69 North/U.S. 169 South - 7th St.
Trfwy.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 422C -
Service Road.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 422D - Central
Avenue.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 423A - 5th
Street.
Interstate 70 East at Exit 423B - 3rd
St./James St. This is the final exit in
Kansas before the interstate enters
Kansas City, Missouri.

Roadtrip pages:

Day One:
Oklahoma:
Interstate 44 | Interstate 40
Texas:
Interstate 40
New Mexico:
Interstate 40

Day Two:
New Mexico:
Interstate 40
Arizona:
Interstate 40

Day Three:
Arizona:
Interstate 40
California:
Interstate 40 | Interstate 15 | CA 18 | CA 138 | CA 14 | Interstate 5 | CA 126 | U.S. 101

Day Four:
California:
U.S. 101 | CA 58 | Interstate 15
Nevada:
Interstate 15
Arizona:
Interstate 15
Utah:
Interstate 15

Day Five:
Utah:
Interstate 15 | Interstate 70
Colorado:
Interstate 70

Day Six:
Colorado:
Interstate 70
Kansas:
Interstate 70

Day Seven:
Kansas:
Interstate 70
Missouri:
Interstate 70 | U.S. 71 | MO 2

Sidetrip Pages:
Kansas:
Interstate 35 | Interstate 70 | Interstate 435 | Interstate 470 | U.S. 40 | U.S. 59 | U.S. 69 | U.S. 75 | U.S. 169 | K-10 | K-68
Missouri:
Interstate 29 | Interstate 35 | Interstate 70 | Interstate 229 | MO 2 | MO 371 | U.S. 36 | U.S. 71

Day Ten:
Missouri:
MO 2
Kansas:
K-68 | U.S. 69 | Interstate 435 | Interstate 35
Oklahoma:
Interstate 35

Miscellaneous Pictures

Trip Summaries:
Page 1 (Oklahoma City-San Luis Obispo; Days 1-3)
Page 2 (San Luis Obispo-Kansas City; Days 4-7)
Page 3 (Sidetrips & Kansas City-Oklahoma City; Days 8-10)

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