Wyoming February 06, 2020
A Trip To This Little Known Ancient Ruin In Wyoming Is Truly One In A Million
When it comes to historic places, Wyoming has done an incredible job of preserving some of the most culturally significant sites in America. Our petroglyph sites are second-to-none, and you can visit one of the most delicate and impressive places just outside of Thermopolis.
Legend Rock is maintained by Hot Springs State Park, and it's considered one of Thermopolis, Wyoming's most impressive and culturally significant attractions.
The cliffside follows Cottonwood Creek and shows off prehistoric artwork that's sure to impress you.
Legend Rock is a significant petroglyph site that preserves the history of Wyoming's first residents.
Over thousands of years, indigenous people carved their art into the rock. You'll see depictions of wildlife, domestic animals, and humans here.
You could spend hours browsing this incredible ancient art! Be sure to respect the history and observe the work quietly.
The rock consists of 92 prehistoric petroglyph panels and over 300 petroglyph figures depicting the most important aspects of indigenous life.
Over the years, local concern led to the official designation of the rock as a state petroglyph site. In 2011, a visitor's center and interpretive trails were established on the site.
The site is open year-round, but in the winter months (October to April), you need to pick up a key from the Hot Spring State Park office in order to access the site and trails.
Make time to visit the incredible and historic Legend Rock in Thermopolis for a glimpse back in time.
You can read more about Legend Rock on the
Wyoming State Parks’ website, here.
For more information on attractions in Thermopolis and the surrounding area, read
Why This One Tiny Town Is Secretly The Best Place In Wyoming.
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Address: 220 Park St, Thermopolis, WY 82443, USA