We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Near Hamilton Dome, Thermopolis, WY
Phone Number:
+1 307-864-3765
07:00 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00

At Legend Rock Petroglyph site, visitors step back in time to A.D....

At Legend Rock Petroglyph site, visitors step back in time to A.D. 500-1700. Well-preserved prehistoric and American Indian etchings of animals and humans are located along Cottonwood Creek. The site is maintained by agents of Hot Springs State Park.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 121 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 89
  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
  • 3
  • 9

Free attraction that is a good 15 minutes off the highway, but worth it and really impressive to see. During the open season, there is an attendant, small display building and... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Castle Rock, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 120: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was driving out to see the petroglyphs when I got there after driving 30 miles it was locked up and closed made me kind of sad that I would got put out the effort and they wouldn't even be open. When I got back into town talk to few local folks they said that it was very boring so... More 

Thank tina g
Castle Rock, Colorado
Level Contributor
110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Free attraction that is a good 15 minutes off the highway, but worth it and really impressive to see. During the open season, there is an attendant, small display building and shaded picnic area with loos. Do not expect 6' by 8' drawings, but the 15 markers have multiple small drawings. Awesome that they have survived with slight vandalism. I... More 

Thank smurfnmoms
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this site which is way out of the way it is way way way out there when you get there you think that you would find some development like running water restrooms and good walkways very disappointing I will probably never return. Maybe a concession stand or something very disappointing

1 Thank 1975koolcat
Obihiro, Japan
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We went there in the summer. If I remember correctly, the roads are closed in the winter. You can get a guided tour if you call ahead and make a reservation, otherwise it is unmanned. The area is apparently full of rattlesnakes, although we didn't see any. The site is easy to access and there is an informational paper you... More 

Thank 88clintl
Manila, Utah
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fabulous to be allowed to view these amazing ancient drawings so upclose and personal. Being late oct we had to get a key to get in . It was fantastic to be trusted to be there with no one else around

Thank 620magpie
Topock, Arizona
Level Contributor
53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Interesting place to visit. The visitors center was closed but they had a box where you could pick up a brochure that explained each site. It was well maintained. Sorry to see that people had to destroy some of it before it was secured you the park.

Thank Wendy W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
369 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We parked and walked the path to the 15 petroglyphs. Very interesting and they give you a self guided tour brochure. Nice place to walk around and see some real histroy.

Thank Douglas R
Belmont, Michigan
Level Contributor
43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were traveling from Cody to Casper and wanted to stop and see the Petroglyph site. We went a little ways down the road and stopped at a road sign that instructed us to obtain a key from the Hot Springs visitor center, which we knew was about 20 miles away or so and next on our stop. We decided... More 

Thank Nicole P
Henrico, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Legend Rock is a bit off the main road near Thermopolis but definitely worth the 25 mile drive and effort. This is a large site with at least 15 sections of rock art/petroglyphs over about a 1/4 mile walk. They are amazing and in very good condition. There is one set dated back 11,000 years. The rest are several hundred... More 

Thank Scott H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous drive through Wyoming desert plateaus. Startlingly green along the creek running through the valley. Park at visitor center with shaded picnic tables and rest room. We had the place to ourselves. One of the petroglyphs is 11,000 years old. We saw many antelope and also a few lizards. Interpretive brochure very interesting. Only takes a half hour to walk... More 

Thank Joan M

Travellers who viewed Legend Rock Petroglyph Site also viewed


Been to Legend Rock Petroglyph Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Legend Rock Petroglyph Site and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Snohomish, Washington
Pray, Montana
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Legend Rock Petroglyph Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?