Independence Rock State Historic Site, Alcova

#18 of 40 in Historic Sites in Wyoming
Must see · Geologic Formation · Historic Site
Independence Rock State Historic Site is located in Alcova. Arrange to visit Independence Rock State Historic Site and other attractions in Alcova using our Alcova trip itinerary site.
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  • This massive granite rock is visible from Hwy 220 so it is easy to see how the emigrants on the trail used this as a landmark going West. There is a rest stop where you can park and walk on the...  more »
  • Wonder experience to see the thousand of names of real persons craved into the Rock. The goal of the emigrants traveling West on several different trails was to reach the Rock by Independence Day...  more »
  • I've always wanted to stop here and was finally able to. What a view! My suggestion: walk up from the front or around the side to the left if facing the front. My dog had no trouble with the ascent. It was very windy at the top, so watch your hats!
  • Loved it. The view from up top is awesome. I was taken back because my ancestors probably stood right where I was in the 1860s and just knowing the trials and tribulations they went through to get there was amazing.

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