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Guernsey Ruts Trail Spur

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

A short, dusty trail through the steppe along the historic Oregon Trail ruts.


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0.3

Miles

0.4

KM

98%

Runnable

4,395' 1,340 m

High

4,378' 1,335 m

Low

17' 5 m

Up

24' 7 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

No parking fees; restrooms available at trailhead of Guernsey Ruts Trail.

Description

This short spur descends down the main ruts next to the Guernsey Ruts Trail and follows a dirt path around rock formations and hills. The nearby rocks can be climbed, but can be dangerous and it is not recommended. Keep kids close. Remember that it is unethical to disrupt or damage the historical ruts and the trail they follow. The trail finally comes to the edge of a bluff overlooking Guernsey and the camp of the same name. Return the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Birds, cacti, pine trees, rodents, rabbits. Keep in mind there could be rattlesnakes.

Contacts

Land Manager: Wyoming State Parks

Shared By:

Michael Kontos

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  4.0 from 1 vote

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in Guernsey

#19385

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in Guernsey

#366

in Wyoming

#19,385

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Guernsey Ruts
Jul 22, 2019 near Guernsey, WY
View of Guernsey from Oregon Trail ruts.
Jul 22, 2019 near Guernsey, WY

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