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Historical Features - OREGON TRAIL RUTS

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Historical Features - OREGON TRAIL RUTS


Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site (OTRSHS) is itself a historical feature. It is one of the most spectacular locations to see evidence of the great westward movement of the 1800’s. The Oregon Trail, California Trail and the Mormon Trail all passed through this specific area on their great journey west. Wagon ruts nearly five feet deep that were created by the thousands of wagons carrying pioneers west are clearly visible. Visitors will be able to get an up close experience of what it may have been like to travel through this historic trail corridor.


OTRSHS is located 2 miles south of the town of Guernsey, WY. Once at the site visitors may take one of two short sidewalks that will lead to and past the historic trail ruts.

The site is open all year around from sunrise to sunset.


There is no fee required to visit the OTRSHS site.


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COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 




Open to the public from sunrise to sunset.





 Oregon Trail Ruts State Historic Site
 I-25 exit 92 to US-26
 Guernsey, WY 82214

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