Guernsey, Wyoming: Register Cliff

For hundreds of years, but mostly in the mid-1800s, emigrants and tourists have chiseled their names into this sandstone cliff. Now it's an official Wyoming park.
Address:
S. Guernsey Rd, Guernsey, WY
Directions:
From US-26/Whalen St. in Guernsey, turn south at the cell phone tower (no stoplight) onto Wyoming Ave. Drive 2.5 miles, out of town. Turn left at the brown Register Cliff sign and drive a half-mile to the parking lot.
Hours:
Dawn-dusk (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
307-836-2334
RA Rates:
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Register Cliff.

Register Cliff Monument

Register Cliff is a natural sandstone cliff and was a key navigational landmark on the California, Oregon, and Mormon Trails. Many emigrants chiseled the names of their families into the soft stone of the rock face.

An estimated 500,000 emigrants used these trails from 1843 to 1869, with up to one-tenth dying along the way, usually due to disease.

[S Dorsey, 07/16/2020]

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