Independence Rock State Historic Site, Alcova

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Neat spot. Make sure you climb the rock and see all the names at the top. I wish there was a little more information about who the various pioneers were. Definitely a less-known monument of American History. Worth seeing.
  • What a neat little area. There are names carved on parts to the rock formation dating back to the 1800's from people who migrated west on the Oregon/Mormon trail. It was fun to explore around the area.
  • My 6 year old climbed up this rock and was so excited. It was scary to see him so fearless. It was a lot of fun to get to the top. It has historic importance. It was the spot pioneers had to get to prior to 4th of July to ensure safe travels West without getting stuck in snow. Names of people are carved om the rock from the 1800s.
  • This place is great! Many really old names carved into the rock, rabbits living on it and herds of deer surrounding it
  • Beautiful scenery. Be sure to read the signs and posters, there's very interesting history.
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