Oregon Trail Ruts State Site

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Oregon Trail Ruts State Site

Wyoming

(307) 864-2176

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Overview

The Oregon Trail was one of the primary routes used by emigrants heading westward across the American continent in the 1840s. Although many remnants of the trail can be seen in Wyoming, the Oregon Trail tracks here are notable because they were cut into solid rock. A short trail leads uphill to four-foot deep gouges cut by the wheels of thousands of wagons. This site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.

Map of Oregon Trail Ruts State Site (WY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.231886, -105.020542

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    There are historic features and markers along the short trail.

Seasonality/Weather

Site grounds open year round, weather permitting.

Directions

Driving

Off U.S. Highway 26, Interstate 25 (exit 92).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 864-2176

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