Natural Corrals Area of Critical Environmental Concern: Natural Corrals ACEC is located four miles east and northeast of Superior Wyoming, and contains 1116 acres of unique geologic and cultural features. Access to the area is obtained by a two track road off County Road 4-18. The area is dominated by broken and fractured lava flows which caused the formation of small caves. Many of the caves develop ice coated floors during the winter months and retain them through most of the summer. These are the only ice caves found in the region and help sustain a small spring. Archeological evidence has shown that prehistoric people used the area as a temporary campsite for thousands of years and may have used the corrals for bison kills. Used by early settlers, the Natural Corrals traditionally have been known as a refuge for livestock thieves. Excavation or removal of artifacts from BLM land is a violation of the Archeological Resource Protection Act and punishable by severe fines and imprisonment. DO NOT COLLECT ARTIFACTS FROM PUBLIC LAND. The area is popular for exploring ice caves, bird watching, and picnicking. Many species of wildlife find this a desirable place to inhabit and rear their young including predators such as bobcat, coyote and possibly cougar. Care should be taken when exploring the area. Enjoy this unique area and please don’t litter.
This location is very far off the main road. With only one more mile to go we were turned back due to blasting?!? So we wasted approximately 1 hour to get there and back. The scenery was beautiful though.
Could not find the actual site. About 25 miles of dirt roads to get in and seems to be near a gravel pit of some sort.
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