Glenrock, known as Deer Creek Station, had its beginning as a mail and stage station along the Oregon Trail. The station served as a relay and eating place and was a vital supply point for thousands of emigrants as they traveled westward. The discovery of oil and gas in the area in 1912 greatly contributed to the economy of central Wyoming and especially Glenrock.
Outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful in the area surrounding Glenrock as the Laramie Mountains, Medicine Bow National Forest and the Platte River are readily available. Fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, hunting are just a few of the activities offered. Don’t forget Ayres Natural Bridge located just 5 miles off of I-25. A remarkable natural bridge over La Prele Creek, the site offers a beautiful spot for a picnic.