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White Mountain Petroglyphs

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280 Hwy 191 North
Rock Springs, WY 82901
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307-352-0256
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Southwestern Wyoming
Season
Year-round
Price
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White Mountain Petroglyphs have over a dozen panels, including hundreds of figures were etched into sandstone bedrock of the Eocene Bridger Formation. These incised petroglyphs were carved by the ancestors of present Plains and Great Basin Native American people. The petroglyphs include drawings of elk, buffalo, horses and riders with feather headdresses, teepees and several kinds of human figures.

Many of the petroglyphs date to early historic times, about 200 years ago as evident by the horse figures which were introduced by the Euro-American. Other figures appear to be much older and are estimated by archeologists to be as much as 1000 years old. Contemporary Native American spiritual leaders believe these drawings were created for religious purposes and should be treated accordingly. Visitors are asked to view the petroglyphs with reverence befitting their spiritual significance.

Season
Year-round
Attraction Highlights
Ancient Culture Site
Price
Free
Elevation
6300 feet

Basic Directions

From Rock Springs travel north on U.S. 191. Approximately 10 miles north of Rock Springs, turn east on the Tri-Territory Road (county road 4-17). As you continue along this road you can see Boars Tusk to your right about five miles (Boars Tusk is a volcanic formation that stands out among the sand dunes and flat terrain. When you reach the White Mountain Petroglyphs sign, approximately 19.8 miles, turn left and proceed along a rougher dirt road. After about four miles, you will see some BLM parking signs for the White Mountain Petroglyphs. The petroglyphs are about 200 feet north on the face of the sandstone cliff.

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