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 »
  • 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.
  • Lots of rabbits, should make for a good dinner. Still a long way to go till Oregon.
  • For years I have driven this road and told everyone it is the best rest stop. This last trip I took the time to hike to the top of Independence Rock. It was wonderful. Searching for old signatures from the 1800's, the views and it was peaceful. An easy hike up the East side. From now on, I will stop and hike up the rock and explore different areas when I drive past. I enjoyed this free historical stop much better than the expensive drive into Little Bighorn National Memorial earlier in the day.
  • What an amazing place. I wish I'd known you could actually climb the rock itself - I wouldn't have worn flip-flops. Our family's running joke was 'thank God we didn't get dysentery and die!' #OregonTrail

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