"On the Oregon Trail" Torrington by toonsarah
Torrington Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 20 photos
And why go here? Well, it has a great location at the heart of one of the most historic parts of Wyoming. The Oregon Trail passed near here and just down the road at Guernsey you can stand in the ruts made by the pioneers’ wagons rolling past, and see where they carved their names and home towns in the soft rock.
Also nearby is Register Cliff, where pioneers travelling west on the Oregon Trail would regularly stop and would carve their name and town of origin and are a moving and inspiring sight.
Fort Laramie too is just a short drive away, and has been restored to give a picture of life at this frontier outpost when the Trail was at its busiest. This whole area is definitely a great destination for history buffs.
- Pros:Friendly and surrounded by history
- Cons:Not the prettiest town in WY
Fort Laramie was established as a private fur trading fort in 1834 and became a significant stopping place for those... more travel advice
To the west of Torrington and just south of the small town of Guernsey is quite an amazing sight. Pioneers travelling... more travel advice
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