As you approach modern-day Rock Springs, you can almost imagine earlier travelers bouncing along the Overland Stage route toward the welcome stage station which was the beginning of this southwestern Wyoming town in 1862. Rock Springs is another of the southern Wyoming towns on the Union Pacific's transcontinental line.
And for years, the area provided millions of tons of coal to feed the nation's locomotives. Today, the Rock Springs area continues to have a leadership role in the nation's energy production.
US Hwy 191 connects at Rock Springs north to serve Grand Teton and Yellowstone National parks.
Rock Springs is known as the home of 56 nationalities; a true melting pot. Formed by the railroad and coal mines, Rock Springs offers a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors and residents alike. Established in 1888 as a mining town, the natural resources around the area are the driving force behind the Rock Springs economy.
Killpecker Sand Dunes, just a few miles north of Rock Springs, are the largest in North America. Just south of Rock Springs is the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area - a boat and fisherman's paradise. And don't forget about the Wild Horse Scenic Loop Tour where you can see some of the largest wild horse herds in the world.
Annual Festivals in Rock Springs: International Day, Red Desert Roundup Rodeo, Wyoming's Big Show
Don't Miss: Rock Springs is a great base camp for the Killpecker Sand Dunes, North America's largest active dunes, and the Red Desert where you are sure to spot a herd of wild horses http://www.reddesert.org
Places to Dine in Rock Springs
Sweetwater County Tourism
Chamber of Commerce
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