White Mountain Petroglyphs

White Mountain Petroglyphs

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White Mountain Petroglyphs

Wyoming

(307) 352-0256

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Overview

One of Wyoming's rock art sites, these amazing petroglyphs were created some 1,000 to 200 years ago. Several figures appear to portray bison and elk hunts while others depict geometric forms or tiny footprints. Visitors are encouraged to respect the reverence of the area. Venture 26 miles northeast of Rock Springs to see ancient artworks known as the White Mountain Petroglyphs. Over a dozen Panels bearing hundreds of figures were etched into sandstone bedrock of the Eocene Bridger formation.

There is a parking lot located near the site, however some of the roads are not paved on the way to the Petroglyphs. Be prepared when venturing into the high desert.

Map of White Mountain Petroglyphs

Latitude, Longitude: 41.889440, -109.259740

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    View the Petroglyphs that were created by Native Americans some 200 to 1,000 years ago. Travel through time from the early hunts to contact with European Americans. These carvings represent how the area was a sacred site to early peoples.

Directions

Driving

From Rock Springs, travel north on U.S. 191. Approximately 10 miles north of Rock Springs, turn right at Sweetwater County Road 4-18 (at sign that reads Petroglyphs, Sand Dunes, Boar's Tusk) and then turn left at County Road 4-17. Soon you will travel under three sets of overhead electrical lines. As you drive, you can see the Wind River Mountain Range directly in front of you,which is approximately 60 miles north. When you reach the White Mountain Petroglyphs sign, about 14 miles from U.S. 191, turn left and proceed along a rougher dirt road. As you continue along this road about 2 miles, you can see Boar's Tusk to your right (Boar's Tusk is a volcanic formation that stands out among the sand dunes and flat terrain). After a slow 10-minute drive, you will see the BLM parking signs for the White Mountain Petroglyphs. The petroglyphs are about 1/4 mile on a packed footrail on the face of sandstone cliff. At an elevation of 7,100 feet, the White Mountain Petroglyphs are located in the Killpecker Creek drainage system.

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(307) 352-0256

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