Wyoming’s wild lands have been known for centuries as beautiful, impressive and intimidating. Pioneers forged their way from Fort Laramie to the Star Valley on the way to the West Coast. Though many fell in love with the land and chose to stay in the Cowboy State, countless others continued on their journey over the dangerous Rocky Mountains, through the Cascades, and to the Willamette Valley. One of the legendary landmarks they looked for along the way was Independence Rock.

You can find Independence Rock along State Route 220, Alcova, WY 82620. The site is open for visitors daily.

For more of the most incredible Oregon Trail landmarks in Wyoming, read about how Time Stands Still Along This 175-Year-Old Wyoming Trail.

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