Boar's Tusk

The Boars Tusk stands at 7100 feet elevation, 400 feet above the surrounding Killpecker Creek plain. Boar's Tusk is a dormant volcanic structure composed of lamporite material that dates back to 2.5 million years ago. Used as a landmark for indigenous peoples, pioneers, hikers, railroad travelers, and countless other groups, this distinct feature is the core of a long dormant volcanic eruption. 

Visit the site with respect. Boar’s Tusk plays an important role in the cultures of the indigenous peoples who have called this land home for thousands of years. These peoples are known today as Shoshone, Arapaho, Ute, Shoshone Bannock, Lakota, Cheyenne, and Apsáalooké (Crow) tribes.

Climbing on the Boar's Tusk is NOT allowed. 

A high-clearance vehicle is recommended for the access road.


Boar's Tusk
Boar's Tusk
BLM Bob Wick

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Boar's Tusk


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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.





Rock Springs Field Office
280 Highway 191 North
Rock Springs

Geographic Coordinates

41.961363, -109.199644


US Highway 191 north to mile marker 10. East on to County 4-17 eighteen miles. West onto the Boar's Tusk access route three miles to the feature. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended for the access road.


No fee.