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White Mountain Petroglyphs

White Mountain Petroglyphs

The site is located approximately 26 miles northeast of Rock Springs, Wyo.  From Rock Springs, take U.S. Highway 191 north for 10.5 miles and turn right on Tri-Territory Road (County Road 4-17), a dirt road that turns left—north—after about one mile. Continue another 10 miles north and turn left—east—at the White Mountain Petroglyphs sign, and follow that road for about two more miles.  From the parking lot it is a quarter-mile walk to the site.

The site is open year-round for viewing during daylight hours as weather permits.  There is no admission fee and only limited accessibility. The Bureau of Land Management recommends travelers visit the site in a vehicle with high clearance during good weather.  Because the site is without facilities, visitors should bring plenty of food and water and travel with a full tank of gas. Another interesting structure, the Boar’s Tusk volcanic formation, is visible on the horizon about five miles northeast of the Petroglyphs site. The rock art should not be touched, and artifacts should not be removed from this site.

For more information, contact the BLM’s Rock Springs Field Office at (307) 352-0256.