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White Mountain Petroglyphs

US 191, Rock Springs, WY 82901
307-382-2538
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Rock Springs
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: These incised petroglyphs were carved by the ancestors of present Plains and Great Basin Native...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: These incised petroglyphs were carved by the ancestors of present Plains and Great Basin Native American People. They include drawings of elk, buffalo, horses, teepes and several kinds of human figures.

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Innishannon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The petroglyphs are interesting to see and brings you back in time, but you wonder how many are real and how many are carved out by people who just want to carve something out the rock… and leave their initials or chalk them… . The National Parks Services, or whoever looks after the site, could do something about it and... More 

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Douglas, Wyoming
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a really neat place to visit and is a very short hike to get to it once you arrive. It is 30 miles out in the middle of nowhere and we only saw 2 cars on our way and had no cell phone service. Sad that people have to trace petroglyphs in chalk or carve their own names... More 

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San Diego
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an easily accessible rock art site off US 191 north of Rock Springs Wyoming. It has some very nice petroglyphs, but the main attraction for me was a boulder with deeply grooved handprints of a kind I have not seen before.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was fun driving the dirt road out to the petroglyph site, north of Rock Springs, Wyoming area. I lucked out as the "dirt road" grader was smoothing out the sand that day so had a good drive out. The walk to the petroglyphs was very scenic and it was interesting to see them. I found out about them in... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

fascinating getting there. Road is 17 miles very washboarded, then better the last few miles. Restrooms near the site. Walked about half a mile from parking, which we didn't expect. The Petroglyphs themselves were very clear. Could have used some explanations and directions from the parking area.

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Victor, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Was worth the drive out though it is about 20 miles off main road. Very slow going (15 miles per hour) wash board roads with a few sandy washouts. I drove it in a rented KIA Soul, tough little car, but a four wheel drive would have been nice. Petroglyphs are carved into the face of a cliff. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

This site is amazing and unique, an opportunity to travel back in time and exercise your imagination. It is in a remote location, with no on site rangers or guide. The setting is inspiring, truly a glimpse into history. Think Mesa Verde before it was a national park. Make certain to stop at Boar's Tusk on your excursion, and do... More 

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Arvada, CO
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went during a rainy period. Not the best vacation decision we've ever made! The road would have been a good road if not for LOTS of muddy spots -- needed 4WD several times. The petroglyphs themselves are interesting -- not as numerous or detailed as other sites in the southwest but it was a fun day trip. If you've... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Worth the trip out to these. Much of the drive is on a dirt road, but it's a very good one. Any car should be able to make it if you're careful. Please respect these prehistoric images!

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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are not used to dirt roads be careful on your drive out, this is a not a highly traveled area. If you are into petroglyphs it's worth seeing. The overall area is great if you like wide open spaces there is also "bore's tusk" (a volcanic plug) on your way to the site. You will definitely see antelope,... More 

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