Like the better known Chalk Pyramids (or Monument Rocks) the Little Pyramids are rock outcroppings beside K-95 near US-83 in western Kansas. The 30 feet tall sedimentary formations of Niobrara Chalk were created during the Cretaceous Period, the most recent portion of the Mesozoic era, 80 million years ago when this area was part of a vast inland sea. Fossil shark teeth may be found in the area.
For those of you with GPS the Little Chalk Pyramids are located at Latitude: 38.75682, Longitude: -100.94952. 19 miles north of Scott City, Kansas.
While you are at the Little Pyramids, stop at the nearby Keystone Gallery.
The area along the Smoky Hill River has many interesting rock formations. Many are on private property and are only visible at a distance, but some, such as the Little Pyramids can be seen from the county roads. Stop at the nearby Keystone Gallery for tips and directions.
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