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White Mountain Petroglyphs

US 191, WY, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 USA

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  • No Wifi
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“amazing ancient artworks”

Discover the White Mountain Petroglyphs, where you will find a unique version of Southwest Wyoming’s history told through etchings in the sandstone walls of White Mountain.  The Plains and Great Basin Indians who lived in this area (roughly 200 to 1,000 years ago) left behind a legacy of their lifestyle in the form of hundreds of fascinating carvings. Whether your interests are photography, history or hiking, you can enjoy all of them at this incredible, sacred site. A Historical Legacy Located in the Upper Wasatch formation, the White Mountain Petroglyphs are a permanent reminder of the American Indians that called Sweetwater County home. With a 300-foot cliff face as their canvas, the area’s earliest-known human inhabitants created rock art that tells the stories of a time when bison and elk hunts were a way of life. Anyone can learn about Southwest Wyoming’s history in the pages of a book or with a click of the mouse. But to visit this remarkable site gives you the chance to view the live stories told by those who lived it. Visitor Info Head up U.S. 191 about 10 miles north of Rock Springs. Turn right at CR 4-18 (at the sign that reads Petroglyphs, Sand Dunes, Boar’s Tusk), then left at CR 4-17, and drive about 14 miles on the dirt road until you reach the White Mountain Petroglyphs sign. Turn left onto the rougher dirt road and drive about 2 miles until you reach the BLM parking lot. From here, you’re on foot for ¼ mile on a packed foot trail to the petroglyphs. 

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Reviewed by
alextripper

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
August 23, 2014
Rated 2.0

Lame... Should be renamed "Disney Crater".

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Reviewed by
Chesses

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  • 0 Helpful
June 22, 2019

Navigation leads to a turnout. May have been a trail and viewing method at some point. Nothing now.

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White Mountain Petroglyphs

US 191, WY
Rock Springs, Wyoming
82901 USA

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  • No Wifi

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