Legend Rock Petroglyph Site, Thermopolis

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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.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Legend Rock is pretty spectacular as far as petroglyph sites go. We recommend picking up a guide from Thermopolis visitor center. Also, dress appropriately for the sun, biting bugs, and dusty terrain....  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    To go to the site LEGEND ROCK, borrow road, then a path five km. A real expedition. You can cross antelope and rabbits. At the end of this road, the site is beautiful. These petroglyphs are amazing. A path allows you to admire. Possibility to picnic on-site
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  • July 31, 2017
    Should have listened to the lady at the visitors' center and gone back for sunscreen and bug juice! The drive out of town was beautiful Wyoming landscape and after getting off the pavement we saw two ...  more »
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  • May 16, 2017
    Nice easy hike and great history lesson - impressive drawings. The handout interpretive guide was VERY helpful. Thanks for preserving our history.
  • July 4, 2017
    Amazing place to see petroglyphs in their original environment. This place is amazing.
  • March 2, 2017
    One of my favorite places to go, absolutely RICH with Dinwoody and the like petroglyphs. Exquisite!
  • April 27, 2016
    Excellent site hopefully vandalism can be contained to preserve this fragile piece of history
  • July 11, 2015
    It's quite atmospheric

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