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Rock Creek Hollow is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lander, Wyoming that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 127 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips


bird watching




no shade

historic site

The Rock Creek Hollow is best known as the camp where the James Willie Handcart Company stayed, suffering from exhaustion, cold and hunger on October 23-24, 1856. This site is situated at the western end of the trail that ascends over Rocky Ridge, one of the highest points on the Mormon Pioneer Trail. The trail leads to a mass burial site of the pioneers and other historic markers.

10 months ago

An amazing hike especially if you can catch it when your groups aren't there.

11 months ago

it is an amazing experience to walk where the pioneers walked I highly recommend this trail

Wed Nov 08 2017

The historic site is a significant site along the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails. The drive to the site is gorgeous and remote. The drive alone is worth the visit. The trail, other than the markers is a simple walk along the creek and high plains. The primitive camping was nice and a bonus with the toilets. I actually stumbled upon this trail taking backroads enroute to Salt Lake.

10 months ago