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Guernsey Ruts Trail Spur

Easy/Intermediate

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0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 17' 5 m
Descent: -24' -7 m
High: 4,395' 1,340 m
Low: 4,378' 1,335 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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

Michael Kontos

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

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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.

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Land Manager: Wyoming State Parks

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#2

in Guernsey

#316

in Wyoming

#15,464

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