Bedlam Ruts

A landscape view of a grassy, flat area with an eroded path through the middle.
Visit the Bedlam Ruts in Wyoming.

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Quick Facts
On unpaved Road 50, west of Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
Walkable trail ruts and swales.

The Bedlam Ruts are a fine stretch of Oregon Trail ruts and swales that visitors can walk. This Trail segment is on 40 acres of undeveloped public lands jointly managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service (Ft. Laramie National Historic Site).

Site Information

Location (On unpaved Road 50, west of Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Inquire at the Visitor Center for more information.)

The setting is natural and quiet. Onsite interpretive signs tell the story. Reaching the site requires driving on an unpaved road that is usually suitable for passenger sedans when dry. 

Safety Considerations

More Site Information

Oregon National Historic Trail

California National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

California National Historic Trail, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, Oregon National Historic Trail

Last updated: January 19, 2024