Indian Lookout

Day Trip to Indian Lookout

There is a rock formation about five miles south of Delphos, Kansas that has been a local feature and tourist destination since the settlers arrived in the 1870’s. Of course the Indians of the area knew about it and used it as a lookout over the valley. Hence the name. It is a relative high spot on a flat valley. There are caves to explore and since it is sandstone, names of multiple generations have been carved into the walls. Legend has it that there is an Indian chief buried at the top.

Indian Lookout has been a subject of several of my illustrations… Day trip to Indian Lookout, The Photographer, Mrs Reynolds, Woman of Property and Atop Indian Lookout.

Google Earth Coordinates: Latitude: 39°13’1.74″N, Longitude: 97°46’45.63″W

Published by rlnelson

Professor of Art: Graphic Design Instructor at Truman State University