Crookston Ranch Cultural Site


280 Highway 191 North Rock Springs, WY 82901

41.956601, -109.082414
Take State Highway 191 north to mile marker 10. Head East on County Road 4-17 22 miles to BLM 4115. Go West on BLM 4115 two miles to the Crookston Ranch Access route. Keep east at the fork 1 mile to the site.

Crookston Ranch Cultural Site

Crookston Ranch is a turn-of-the-century ranch. History claims Butch Cassidy would use the Crookston to rest and re-horse when on the run from the Federal Marshals.

The site is located on publicly managed land due to an error in the filing of homestead papers. The associated spring is fed by ice cells in the adjacent sand dunes.

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

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