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Wed November 20, 2013
Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site – 29 miles NW of Thermopolis
Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site is a 400 meter long, near vertical cliff with more than 92 prehistoric petroglyph panels and over 300 petroglyph figures. While the site is not extensively promoted, Legend Rock is already a world-renowned petroglyph site. Legend Rock has been a sacred site for Native Americans of this region for thousands of years. Local concern for the preservation and protection of the site led to acquisition of the property as a Wyoming State Petroglyph Site in 1973. During the same year, the site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Legend Rock Petroglyph Site is one of the most fragile in the Wyoming State Parks system.
Legend Rock is located 29 miles northwest of Thermopolis. The site is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 1 through September 30. From October 1 to April 30 a key is required to access the site. Keys can be picked up in Thermopolis at the State Bath House, County Museum or Chamber of Commerce; in Worland at the Washakie Museum, and in Meeteetse at the Museum or Visitors Center. Legend Rock has an interpretive trail, picnic shelter, restrooms and visitor center. The visitor center is only open during summer hours.
For more information visit http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Site/SiteInfo.aspx?siteID=34 .