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Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

Near Hamilton Dome, Thermopolis, WY
+1 307-864-3765
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Worth the hour to hour and a half trip

Amazing petroglyphs out in the sage. Dating back thousands of years and currently under study of... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Bruce J
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Hill City, SD, United States
Mindblowing

This site is truly in the middle of nowhere. However, it is worthwhile. I have traveled to many... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
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At Legend Rock Petroglyph site, visitors step back in time to A.D. 500-1700. Well-preserved prehistoric and American Indian etchings of animals and humans are located along Cottonwood Creek. The site is maintained by agents of Hot Springs State Park.
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Near Hamilton Dome, Thermopolis, WY
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"visitor center"
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"gravel road"
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"covered picnic area"
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"ancient history"
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"amazing petroglyphs"
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"incredible site"
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"remote location"
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"trail head"
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"rest rooms"
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"state park"
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"pronghorn antelope"
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"native americans"
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Amazing petroglyphs out in the sage. Dating back thousands of years and currently under study of many geologists to determine its origin and meaning.

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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

This site is truly in the middle of nowhere. However, it is worthwhile. I have traveled to many places and never saw anything like this in my life. It is amazing that it is open to the public and is free to view. It is...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We are so glad that we went here. It is not huge, and is an easy walk to the petroglyphs. Take your time to read a bit about it and absorb the history.

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

First and foremost make sure you know the opening times , this is from the state park web site Sunrise to sunset. Season Site grounds open year round weather permitting: May through September, no key required, open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. October through...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

A thirty minute drive out of town, the last 3 miles on a well maintained gravel road. We had the place to ourselves and we're so excited about seeing the petroglyphs. The drive out was very scenic, too

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

A fantastic site with some of the best preserved petroglyphs I've seen. The brochure available at the trail head describes each of the 15 marked areas and this well written publication really made the visit memorable.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

About twenty miles outside of Thermopolis on highlway, plus about 5 miles on well maintained gravel road, where pronghorn antelope can be seen. Less than a half mile walk to view petroglyphs, no significant elevation gain or loss.

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Off the path, if it off a gravel road so takes about 15 minutes from the highway. they have done a good job of protecting it and making it accessible. So are hard to see. Worth the trip if you are interesting in history.

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Traveled to Wyoming to visit family. Wanted to see the Petroglyphs. Great ride out in the open land and then you come upon a hidden jewel. Great area, take some water to hydrate, short walk. We went in early morning around 11 and the light...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

OUr guide from Wyoming Dinosaur Center took us here. It has a path along the area and one can park in a small parking area. This site would be hard to find on your own.

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Wanda D
January 9, 2016|
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Response from SantaFeDiva | Reviewed this property |
It is do-able, but the road down is bumpy and you won't be close to the petroglyphs. There is a lower road so you will have to look up and I would bring binoculars to to see the rock art on the hill.
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Amy B
June 28, 2015|
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Response from cynthiav176 | Reviewed this property |
I always got a key, but it is my understanding that the gate is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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Melanie M
March 11, 2015|
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Response from Shirley T | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree. Pets must be on leash. The trail near the petroglyphs is among the rocks & yes there can be rattlesnakes As well as other small mammals that could be distracting for a dog.
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