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Independence Rock State Historic Site

WY Route 220, Alcova, WY 82620
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Nice hike

We stopped at the rest stop to see this attraction. Some ancestors passed here on their way west... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rhitman32
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Prescott, AZ
Such History!

Nice one-mile walk around to see the engravings and signatures. Most of the them were on the south... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Lastrick
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Idaho
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“oregon trail” (26 reviews)
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WY Route 220, Alcova, WY 82620
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the rest stop to see this attraction. Some ancestors passed here on their way west, one to California and one to Utah. Interesting and an easy hike. Nice informative plaques along the way.

Thank rhitman32
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice one-mile walk around to see the engravings and signatures. Most of the them were on the south side and on top. Hint: take the walk from the rest area in order to read the information signs. Also, take the path counter-clockwise to see the...More

1  Thank Lastrick
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We visited this huge rock on our Oregon Trail trip. It was really fun to climb; I did it in little kitten heels, which I wouldn't recommend. My 11-year old son was scared of the height but came around with a little cajoling and was...More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I think of all the early travelers who used this rock as a landmark to know they were on the right trail west. Some of them carved their names or initials in the rock. My daughter and I climbed up to the top and then...More

Thank magicdragon007
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Donna V
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank 007BigBlue
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The rock is very convenient to visit -- it is located next to the main highway and at a rest stop. The area is pretty and is approach for a short stop.

Thank maleckide
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Good Rest Stop & Wyoming Visitors Center at the Big Rock. We didn't take time to climb but saw others who took the time.

1  Thank Coloradopegret
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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

Thank Lance2185
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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

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