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Tours and Trails

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.

Download: Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms – Checklist

Download: Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area – Map/Brochure

Download: Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve – Map/Brochure


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Cheyenne Bottoms includes KDWPT’s Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and TNC’s Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve

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.

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 90 minutes 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.

Call 1-877-243-9268 to schedule a tour.


Tour Schedule:


Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm



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


George Stumps Nature Trail

Take a leisurely stroll through the woods next to the Center. Here you’ll see signs of eastern wood rats (pack rats), white-tailed deer, orioles, and other wildlife that live nearby the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. In the summer, nesting house wrens, eastern bluebirds, and tree swallows use nesting boxes along the trail.  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 approximately a half-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.