The Osage Cuestas, encompassing nearly all of eastern Kansas south of the Kansas River, are a region of hills and ridges, steep on one side and gently sloping on the other.
Across the western third of Kansas stretches a vast expanse of high tablelands, rolling hills, sand plains, and sometimes bare ground—the awesome High Plains.
Rocky hills and wide valleys with accompanying floodplains provide a great deal of variation throughout the Glaciated Region.
Many agree that, with its wide vistas, gorgeous sunsets, and perennial display of wildflowers, the Flint Hills region is one of the most beautiful places in the state, if not the world.
The Cherokee Lowlands occupy 1,000 square miles in Bourbon, Crawford, Cherokee, and Labette counties in southeastern Kansas.
The Chautauqua Hills run in a narrow band (ten miles wide at most) from the Kansas–Oklahoma line up to about Yates Center.
This sandy floodplain is a unique ecosystem, but one that challenges farmers to the utmost.