Tours and Trails

George Stumps Nature Trail

Take a leisurely stroll through the woods next to the Center. Here you’ll see signs of wood rats, orioles, foxes, and other wildlife that live nearby the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. In the fall, migrating monarchs stop-over before continuing their long journey to Mexico. Wintering songbirds are attracted the feeders near the trail head.

The trail head is located at the west end of the Center’s parking lot.  Looping a little more than a quarter-mile, the level-paved trail is wheelchair accessible. Relax on a bench, while enjoying the sight and sounds of nature.

The trail,  sponsored by Ducks Unlimited, is a memorial to George Stumps. George believed in doing what he could to improve the habitat for wildlife while working with Ducks Unlimited. In Kansas, Ducks Unlimited members have helped conserve more than 17,000 acres.

Tour Cheyenne Bottoms

Self-Guided Driving Tour

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area is open year-round to vehicles. Visit the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for a map of the area,  Driving Tour brochure, and checklists. We also maintain a list of seasonal and noteworthy bird sightings for Cheyenne Bottoms.

Van Tours

For a personalized experience, guided van tours of Cheyenne Bottoms are offered by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

Tours are only available during regular business hours.  No tours will be available on Mondays.

Tours are limited to 11 people on a first-come-first-serve basis, and are dependent on weather and availability of guides.

Supplies of binoculars  and bird field guides are available for use.

Tour Options

Get to Know Cheyenne Bottoms Tour

This tour will last approximately 30 minutes and will include a stop at the observation tower and will provide visitors with a brief history of Cheyenne Bottoms and a glimpse of the unique pool system of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. Birds and Wildlife will be pointed out along the way.

$3 for Adults; $1.50 for Children under 12; Children Under 4 Free

Cheyenne Bottoms Deluxe Tour

This tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and will give visitors a complete, interpretive view of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve.  The tour will focus on bird/wildlife identification and will also include a stop at the K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms overlook.

$5 for Adults; $3 for Children under 12; Children Under 4 Free

Tour Schedule:

Weekdays (Tues-Fri):


Tours by reservation only
Reservations made at least 1 day ahead are preferred.
Tours will be based on availability of tour guides.

Saturday:



10:30am—90 minute tour
2:30pm—30 minute tour
First-come-first-serve
No reservations accepted

Sunday:


2:30pm—30 minute tour
First-come-first-serve
No reservations accepted