K-177 (Kansas highway)
|Maintained by KDOT|
|Length:||102.871 mi (165.555 km)|
|Flint Hills Scenic Byway|
|South end:||US-54 east of El Dorado|
| I‑35 / Kansas Turnpike in Cassoday
US-50 near Strong City
US-56 in Council Grove
K-4 along the Morris–Wabaunsee county line near Alta Vista
I‑70 / US-40 in extreme northeast Geary County
K-18 in Manhattan
|North end:||US-24 in Manhattan|
|Counties:||Butler, Chase, Morris, Wabaunsee, Geary, Riley|
From its beginnings east of El Dorado, K-177 heads northward to provide access to El Dorado Lake. It then approaches the Kansas Turnpike and runs parallel to it before having a junction with it (exit 92). It then passes through Matfield Green and Bazaar before reaching Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, and US-50.
Flint Hills Scenic Byway is a portion of K-177 located in the Flint Hills region of the state, stretching from Interstate 35 at Cassoday in the south to US-56 at Council Grove in the north. Along the byway there are rolling hills and some of the only tallgrass prairie left in North America. It is a National Scenic Byway.
North of Strong City, K-177 passes through the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. In Council Grove, it meets US-56. It has a brief concurrency with K-4 near Alta Vista before having an interchange (exit 313) with Interstate 70. Nine miles north of I-70, it ends at US-24 in Manhattan.
From I-70 to US-24, K-177 is named the Coach Bill Snyder Highway, in honor of the long-time Kansas State University football coach who transformed the Wildcats from the worst team in major college football into consistent winners.
K-177 is two lanes from US-54 to I-70 and a four-lane expressway from I-70 to US-24.
|Cassoday||18.753||30.180||I‑35 / Kansas Turnpike||I-35/KTA exit 92|
|Morris||Council Grove||65.662||105.673||US-56||Western terminus of US-56 concurrency|
|65.830||105.943||US-56||Eastern terminus of US-56 concurrency|
|78.275||125.971||K-4||Southern terminus of K-4 concurrency|
|79.275||127.581||K-4||Northern terminus of K-4 concurrency|
|Geary||94.249||151.679||I‑70 / US-40||I-70 exit 313|
|Riley||101.979||164.119||K-18||Eastern terminus of K-18 concurrency|
|Manhattan||102.559||165.053||K-18||Interchange, western terminus of K-18 concurrency|
|102.871||165.555||US-24||Interchange, northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Kansas Department of Transportation. "Pavement Management Information System". Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- Kennedy, Richie. "Kansas Highways Routelog". Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- Kansas Department of Transportation: Historic State Maps