Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site

Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site, Riverton: Address, Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site

Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site
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Julie H
Wooster, OH201 contributions
Couples
Castle Gardens is like a miniature Canyonlands. There are some beautiful formations, but it is a long drive on a not developed dirt washboard road to get there. There are no bathroom facilities either, nothing around for miles. There are some neat Indian hieroglyphics behind a fence on the formations. We got some nice pictures there. Bring water and expect your vehicle to get really dusty. It is free.
Written August 24, 2016
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DavidLowe0228
Wimberley, TX402 contributions
Couples
You need to be a true adventurer to get to this place. This place is amazing. They have old Indian petroglyph's that have been there for hundreds of years. The rock formations are incredible. You definitely will need a good vehicle to get to this place though I did see a Prius on our way out. It is all unimproved roads to get there, but the awe of nature is definitely witnessed here. There are upgrades being completed now and it looked like they were working on bathroom facilities, but currently nothing is there right now. There is a trail that takes you through the formations and by the petroglyph's. A very quiet place. There was only a couple of other people out there when we went.
Written September 5, 2014
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Carrie1999
Boise, ID35 contributions
Friends
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 I went. Wyoming this site is great!
Written September 5, 2018
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WT123
Riverton, WY266 contributions
Family
Make a day of it, bring plenty of liquids and lunch. Best to be here early in the morning, sun from the east will make best viewing. Come in from 20/26 (Moneta) visit Castle Gardens, and then drive to the Gas Hills (south and then left when you hit paved road). Turn left for 1/2 mile and visit Gas Hills uranium district site. Afterwards backtrack to pavement T but continue straight on gravel road to Jeffrey City (split rock bar has cokes/beer, burgers) turn right on 287 to just pass Sweetwater Station and then take left on road to South Pass Gold District.

See this site for additional info:
http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/pdf/GFbrochure.pdf
Written May 19, 2015
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Alleta B
Riverton, WY331 contributions
Friends
This is a fun, well marked wide even surface trail to hike in to see petroglyphs. There has been a lot of work done to the site and is visitor friendly. There are holes in the fence to take photos. It seems you are in the middle of nowhere, Wyoming. Fun place to go. Restrooms are the outdoors.
Written June 27, 2016
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WyomingMomof3
Evansville, WY73 contributions
Friends
This is a neat little side trip but definitely not a destination of its own and only if you have extra time for the side trip. It takes a while to get to the site on a not so good two track road. Please realize there are no services at the location -food, water, restrooms, etc. you drive get out walk around look at the rock formations and load back up.
Written February 10, 2016
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Diana M
Carlsbad, NM102 contributions
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The drive wasn't too bad. Eleven miles of dirt so don't go after a good rainstorm. Once you arrive, the scenery is breathtaking and you can hear a pin drop. However, there are no restrooms onsite. Bring water as it got pretty hot. The petroglyphs have been fenced in to prevent further vandalism but it's chain link so you can still see them. It's an easy hike but not very handicap accessible. Enjoy.
Written August 11, 2019
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EveNParadise
Riverton, WY61 contributions
Couples
Over the years it has changed a little bit. Now there are fences around the petroglyphs and they recently put in a walking path. It is really beautiful out there. You are in the wild so it might not hurt to take a form of defense with you. I haven't ever had to use my gun but it is better to be safe than to be some creatures lunch. Fences were put up around the petroglyphs to keep the vandals out and the walking path is nice instead of having to hunt around for them all. It is great for the whole family. There are no facilities and you will need to bring your own water.
Written December 24, 2014
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Richard L
Riverton, WY21 contributions
The Petrogliphs are very cool and give you a insight of the people that were there before the indians.
Written July 2, 2019
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John L
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Family
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 Petroglyphs.
Written November 6, 2018
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