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Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

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Spanning The Millenia

A must see in your life time. Be respectful. Take photos, not artifacts. Stay on the trail. Watch... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
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Unknown Gem

We had someone tell us about this site at a pool, a local lady, who highly recommended it. We were... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Ride A H
Sturgis, South Dakota
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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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All reviews visitor center gravel road covered picnic area amazing petroglyphs ancient history incredible site remote location trail head rest rooms worth the detour pronghorn antelope state park native americans walking tour bit out of the way well worth the trip take photos
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

A must see in your life time. Be respectful. Take photos, not artifacts. Stay on the trail. Watch your children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ohbygeorge
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We had someone tell us about this site at a pool, a local lady, who highly recommended it. We were driving by and not in a big rush so we made the trek off the highway back to the sit. I'd say it was about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ride A H
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Was one of the sites we wanted to see on our trip through this part of Wyoming. It's a little out of the way but not too bad About a 500 yard walk to where the petroglyphs are. These are fairly unusual and some are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We were traveling in a 24 ft class C the road into this area is fairly level but very gravelly and washboard at some points. It was still worth the trip back there. It was a really cool walk along the cliff wall to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bisbee25
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I was a bit worried at first about this drive. In fact, the other couple we were with bowed out because it sounded like it was way the heck out in the middle of nowhere. It was about 30 miles from Thermopolis but easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LorrieW901
Reviewed September 12, 2018

A little off the beaten path but well worth the visit. Amazing petroglyphs that are up to 11,000 years old.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Terry T
Reviewed September 4, 2018

It's not the easiest place to find, but once you find the parking lot the walk to the petroglyphs is very short (2-3 minutes). The petroglyphs are incredibly interesting and if you like art, history, or both then you will love this place! The small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank christiancU4952RN
Reviewed August 28, 2018

It doesn't take a lot of time to view the petroglyphs, so it's a side trip to definitely consider. The signs to the place are easy to follow. I saw a couple antelope herds on the dirt road into and out of the site and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RAKmom14
Reviewed August 24, 2018

There is a small visitor center and restrooms upon entrance to the area. A short walk on flat gravel ground will lead you to the Petroglyph's, which are numbered and noted on the paper guide that is available at the entrance. There are numerous petroglyph's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CBG0000
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Self guided short walk. Still remarkably preserved. Use the brochure in the brown box just past small visitor center. Trail is easy to walk and sights are numbered to match brochure. Drawings and explanation in brochure extremely helpful!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rick P
July 29, 2018|
Response from srussel | Reviewed this property |
I believe so as long as you keep them leashed and clean up after them. Remember this is an unimproved site; just an outhouse and no water there. Be careful with your pet as there are lots of snakes.
Wanda D
January 9, 2016|
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.
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.