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Legend Rock, WY

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 5,258 feet
Elevation Gain 40 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.2
Interest Ruins & Historic
Backpack No
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10  2019-09-26 AZLOT69
Author AZLOT69
author avatar Guides 175
Routes 247
Photos 7,416
Trips 1,835 map ( 15,645 miles )
Age 68 Male Gender
Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep → 8 AM
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:15am - 4:44pm
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The Writing Is On The Wall
by AZLOT69

Overview
The majority of Petroglyphs at Legend Rock are classified as “Dinwoody”. Dinwoody petroglyphs are unique to the Big Horn and Wind River Basins west of the Big Horn River. Dinwoody petroglyphs are always pecked. Often human like figures with headdresses, upside down figures and interior lines for the torso. Legend Rock State Park has over 300 petroglyphs. This archaeological site has some of the best Dinwoody Rock Art in the world.


Hike
The hike is straightforward as a sign directs you from the parking area. The trail heads toward Cottonwood creek turns south and follows a follows a south facing cliff along Cottonwood Creek. Soon you will notice varnish and rock art starts. The rock art is fragile and must not be touched or chalked. There is some cowboy art mixed in and a few acts of vandalism and theft can be detected. But all in all the site is seldom visited and well worth visiting. After October 1, the site is under locked gate and the key can be obtained at the State Park Bath House in Thermopolis. Call ahead for specifics.

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Directions
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    To hike
    From Thermopolis take highway 120 west 20 miles. Turn left on county road 10. Proceed 5.5 miles, turn right at signed gravel road. Proceed 2.7 miles on gravel road to signed left turn to site.
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