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Buford, Wyoming: Tree in the Rock Team Field Report

Interstate 80, Buford, WY
Midway between Laramie and Cheyenne, in a wayside rest in the median of I-80 at mile marker 333.
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Tree in the Rock.

Tree in the Rock

Famous tree that seems to sprout from solid rock, preserved between the east and west lanes of I-80. The lone pine tree has been fascinating travelers since the first railroad passed through in 1867. Report...

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Tree in the Rock.

Tree in the Rock

Literally a roadside attraction. The tree sits in the middle of the interstate, so you'll exit to your left. There is a large granite rock that's simple to climb up on to get a better view. Sure enough, it really seems to be growing out of the rock!

[Mallory Billings, 06/10/2015]

Tree in Rock.

Tree in the Rock

Love this story of fascination and perseverance. I can picture the locomotive firemen 'giving the tree a drink'. This, quite possibly, is one of the earliest examples of tree hugging. How can you NOT stop here.

[Mark Thomas, 01/18/2014]
Tree in the Rock

The granite rocks where the tree has taken root are encircled by a belt of steel cable to prevent the tree roots or other forces from spreading them apart, which could kill the tree.

[El Gallo Rey, 08/15/2013]

Tree in the Rock.

Tree in the Rock

Keep an eye out for the sign on left side of the freeway that says "Point of Interest."

[Lisa, 04/03/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Ames Brothers PyramidAmes Brothers Pyramid, Buford, WY - 3 mi.
Smallest Town?: Population 1 (or 0)Smallest Town?: Population 1 (or 0), Buford, WY - 2 mi.
Giant Head of Abraham LincolnGiant Head of Abraham Lincoln, Laramie, WY - 9 mi.
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Natural Sandstone Fort, Carr, CO - 25 mi.

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