Guernsey Ruts

Photo image of deep wagon ruts at Guernsey.

Photo image of deep wagon ruts at Guernsey.

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Guernsey Ruts (Deep Rut Hill) - Guernsey, Wyoming

At this site, where the trail was forced away from the river and crossed a ridge of soft sandstone, the track is worn to a depth of five feet, creating some of the most spectacular ruts remaining along the entire length of the Oregon-California Trail. The geography of the area dictated that practically every wagon that went west crossed the ridge in exactly the same place, with impressive results.

Located about three miles south of Guernsey.
 
Map image showing the location for the Guernsey Ruts.

Map image showing the location for the Guernsey Ruts.

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