Legend Rock Petroglyph Site, Thermopolis
Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site is located in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, 20 miles northwest of Hot Springs State Park (which is located in Thermopolis, Wyoming). Legend Rock is a petroglyph site which features hundreds of individual petroglyphs spread across the face of the rock. Although a handful of the rock's etchings have variously been eroded and defaced, a wide majority have been preserved for public viewing. The nearly 300 individual petroglyphs feature some of the oldest and best examples of Dinwoody rock art in the world. The origins of the petroglyphs are still subject to debate. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1973. and it is preserved by the state of Wyoming as a state historic site.To visit Legend Rock Petroglyph Site on your trip to Thermopolis, use our Thermopolis trip itinerary builder.
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Interesting place to visit. The visitors center was closed but they had a box where you could pick up a brochure that explained each site. It was well maintained. Sorry to see that people had to destr... read more »
We parked and walked the path to the 15 petroglyphs. Very interesting and they give you a self guided tour brochure. Nice place to walk around and see some real histroy.
We were traveling from Cody to Casper and wanted to stop and see the Petroglyph site. We went a little ways down the road and stopped at a road sign that instructed us to obtain a key from the Hot Spr... read more »
Excellent site hopefully vandalism can be contained to preserve this fragile piece of history
It's quite atmospheric
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