Adobetown WSA

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Rock Springs Field Office 280 Highway 191 North Rock Springs, WY 82901

-108.285593, 41.251535

From the southeast - From Rock Springs take I-80 east 29 miles to The Bitter Creek Road exit 134. Go south 24 miles and turn east on The Manual Gap road (BLM 4409). Turn east onto the Manual Gap road 13 miles to the WSA north boundary.


Adobetown WSA

At 85,710 acres in size, Adobetown WSA is the largest in Wyoming. Within the WSA, you'll find Skull Creek Rim and Monument Valley - names that conjure up images of colorful badlands, buttes and spires created by thousands of years of erosion. Located 80 miles southwest of Rawlins, outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive and unconfined recreation exist in the WSA.

Almost 11,000 acres of this WSA were recommended as suitable for wilderness status in the 1992 report to Congress. The majority of the WSA provides opportunities for unconfined freedom of movement due to the open rolling hills and numerous drainages. Opportunities for hiking, backpacking, sightseeing, horseback riding, hunting, nature study, scientific study and photography are available to the visitor. The outstanding scenic quality of this WSA enhances the recreational values.

The area is predominantly natural with some human imprints. Skull Creek Rim, in the core of the recommended area, is a very colorful and rugged badland area which consists of a series of highly eroded drainages and colorful badland rims. To the north of Skull Creek Rim is Monument Valley and Adobe Town Rim. These areas also contain badlands and formations similar to Skull Creek, but are more dispersed. To the east (the majority of the non-suitable area) is a broad, relatively undisturbed plain that is covered with stabilized sand dunes and alluvium. Use of a high clearance vehicle is recommended.


Adobe Town WSA


The BLM welcomes you to explore, enjoy, and make positive memories from your outdoor experiences on America's public lands and waters. Please remember these are wide-open spaces and wildlands. Plan ahead and be aware of potential hazards. It is everyone's responsibility to take the necessary steps to minimize chances of becoming lost or injured on public lands.

When visiting public lands, please also practice Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly principles.

For other key advice on various recreation activities, please see the BLM's trip-planning tips. These helpful tips can help you make the most of your recreation experience. However, for more information about local conditions, regulations and recreation resources, there is no substitute for visiting the closest BLM office.