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Location and Directions to K-State Challenge Course

Challenge course map

Getting Here by Car

GPS coordinates: N 39 degrees 11.55 W 096 degrees 34.47

From the east
  • Take I-70 West.
  • Turn right at exit 313 (K-177 North) and drive approximately 9 miles.
  • After you go over the Kansas River bridge, take the Fort Riley Boulevard exit.
  • You will see the Town Center Mall in front of you.
  • Turn left at the stoplight onto Tuttle Creek Boulevard.
  • Turn left at the Bluemont Avenue stoplight.
  • Travel 10 blocks to the Manhattan Avenue stoplight. You will see the campus in front of you.
  • Turn right at the stop light onto Manhattan Avenue.
  • Travel 7 blocks north to the Claflin Road stoplight.
  • Turn left onto Claflin Road. You will be entering campus.
  • Turn right onto Mid-Campus Drive at the four-way stop.
  • Turn right onto Jardine Drive.
  • Turn left on Serum Plant Rd at the Z B18 parking lot sign.
  • Turn right into the Z B18 parking lot. (quick right)
  • The Challenge Course is straight up the small hill past the open grassy area.
From the west
  • Take I-70 East.
  • Take exit 303 (K-18 North) and turn left onto K-18.
  • Drive about 10 minutes on K-18 (it changes into Ft. Riley Boulevard on the edge of Manhattan).
  • Turn left at the 17th Street stoplight. Travel 11 blocks to the Anderson Avenue stoplight. You will see the campus in front of you.
  • Turn left onto Anderson Avenue at the stoplight.
  • Turn right onto Denison Avenue at the stoplight and travel north along side of the campus to the Jardine Drive/Mid Campus Drive stoplight.
  • Turn right onto Jardine Drive/Mid Campus Drive.
  • Turn left at the Z B18 parking lot sign onto Serum Plant Road.
  • Turn right into the Z B18 parking lot. (quick right)
  • The Challenge Course is straight up the small hill past the open grassy area.
From the north
  • Take Highway 13 South to Highway 113.
  • Turn left on 113 (which turns into Seth Childs Road) and travel south to Anderson Avenue.
  • Turn left on Anderson Avenue and travel east to Denison Avenue
  • Turn left onto Denison Avenue at the stoplight.
  • Travel north along side of the campus to the Jardine Drive/Mid Campus Drive stoplight.
  • Travel 7 blocks north to the Claflin Road stoplight.
  • Turn right onto Jardine Drive/Mid Campus Drive.
  • Turn left at the Z B18 parking lot sign onto Serum Plant Road.
  • Turn right into the Z B18 parking lot. (quick right)
  • The Challenge Course is straight up the small hill past the open grassy area.
From the south
  • Take K-177 North to Manhattan.
  • After you go over the Kansas River bridge, take the Fort Riley Boulevard exit.
  • You will see the Town Center Mall in front of you.
  • Turn left at the stoplight onto Tuttle Creek Boulevard.
  • Turn left at the Bluemont Avenue stoplight.
  • Travel 10 blocks to the Manhattan Avenue stoplight. You will see the campus in front of you.
  • Turn right at the stop light onto Manhattan Avenue.
  • Travel 7 blocks north to the Claflin Road stoplight.
  • Turn left onto Claflin Road. You will be entering campus.
  • Turn right onto Mid-Campus Drive at the four-way stop.
  • Turn right onto Jardine Drive.
  • Turn left on Serum Plant Rd at the Z B18 parking lot sign.
  • Turn right into the Z B18 parking lot. (quick right)
  • The Challenge Course is straight up the small hill past the open grassy area.

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