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.
Did You Know?
A few days out of Independence, Missouri, emigrants often camped here for several days in the 1840s waiting for the flooded Blue River to retreat so that they could safely cross.