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We stayed in Rawlins to visit Independence Rock. It was fulfilling to see the prairie pretty much as it was in the 1840s. I took photos of the wagon tracks goint toward this magnificient rock!
We took our little dog the mile walk around the...More
This is a really cool and easy stop to make along the highway in Wyoming. It is located at a state rest stop so that state did a good job planning this location. It is great for some history and fun to climb on. Keep...More
This is a spot 500,000 pioneers have touched. This rock represents a mile mark in their journey West! If they did not make it here by July 4th they would have problems getting over the Sierras before the snow. This is a great spot for...More
This is an interesting stop at one of the most significant landmarks along the Oregon Trail. You can walk around the granite outcropping and catch some of the signatures the settlers etched in the stone as they migrated west. I climbed to the top and...More
Independence Rock State Historic Site is a very worthwhile stop not just for a rest stop but the amazing history nearby. We took the time to walk around Independence Rock but did not have time to climb it. We enjoyed reading the historical engravings and...More
I can't get over how much a HUGE rock can mean so much! I thought this was very interesting and what a piece of American History. It's interesting to see the names on the rock. Just wish there was less vandalism.
This is a very cool place and it's worth it to take the time to climb to the top. We went around to the southeast side to climb and it was fairly easy. It's interesting to look at the names and dates carved on the...More