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Took some good friends out this last summer and they very much enjoyed the visit, having never been to Castle Gardens. Great history that is in danger of going away due to vandalism, although the State has tried to protect a large portion of the...More
This is a great site that needs more attention. The shield petroglyphs are unique and I have never seen any like them before. There is a lot of graffiti and you can tell some of the petroglyphs have been stolen, but I am so glad...More
Note: Follow signs to the very end of the dirt/gravel road and you will see the circle drive that I have attached in the photos. There is a fenced area with a walk through gate and signs are posted so you wil know you arrived....More
We are presently doing a four book series on the state of Wyoming and this is one place that was well worth the visit. The colors and textures are absolutely amazing. The rock formations are stunning and the petroglyphs are very cool. I would recommend...More
Gorgeous! These rock gardens are in the middle of nowhere and that's what you will be thinking as you drive on the dirt roads to get there. Keep driving, because they are worth it. Free! Beautiful and wonderful trail through the gardens.
What an incredibly powerful place. Depending on the recent weather the road can be hard to pass, so make sure you have a good vehicle with high clearance. My Jeep had no issues. Follow the dirt road to the end where there is a parking...More
One of the worst places I have visited. There are no walking maps or brochures, no directions and most of the carvings are modern graffiti. About 22 miles east of Shoshoni on Hwy 20/26. Then 23 miles south on a good dirt road and 5...More
If your are into petroglyphs do not miss this.Do not go if roads are wet. shorter dirt road trip if coming from Riverton. Much longer dirt road-the middle of nowhere will enter your thought process-if traveling south fromUS20-26. I went there years ago and seem...More
This site is located over thrity miles east of Riverton. First road is good blacktop then you travel several miles on dusty gravel road to turn off to the east on a gravel trail. We have a jeep so no problem. Once at the site...More
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Castle Gardens is located about 45 miles east of Riverton on Castle Gardens Road. Castle Gardens Road runs north south between the Gas Hills Road (Highway 136) which goes east from Riverton and Highway 20/26 which runs... More
Castle Gardens is located about 45 miles east of Riverton on Castle Gardens Road. Castle Gardens Road runs north south between the Gas Hills Road (Highway 136) which goes east from Riverton and Highway 20/26 which runs east-west from Shoshoni to Casper. Both the Gas Hills Road and Highway 20/26 are paved; Castle Gardens Road is not but may be reach by a passenger car and does not require a high clearance vehicle. Like any dirt road in Wyoming, it should be avoided following heavy rain. Let me know if you need directions to Riverton or the area. If you are coming all the way from College Station and are interested in early Indian ruins, try to find time to visit the Bighorn Medicine Wheel.