D10 Dubois Rock Springs
Published: 26/12/2019
Best Western Outlaw Inn Rock Springs
Rock Springs, located in the south of the US state of Wyoming. The city is approximately fifty square kilometers in size and has almost 25,000 inhabitants. Rock Springs is almost two kilometers high and therefore belongs to the high mountains. The city was founded in 1862 as a home and workshop for miners and is still important for the economy because its environment produces oil and natural gas in addition to coal. With a long train network and mines, Rock Springs is home to no fewer than 56 different nationalities.
If you want to get to know the history of the coal mines, you must visit the Rock Springs Historical Museum, which shows the history of the city and the history of the coal mines and the multicultural heritage that resulted from it.
In the Western Wyoming Community College Campus, you can learn a lot about the region. The halls and surrounding facilities on the campus not only display the history of southwestern Wyoming. You will also become acquainted with artifacts and cultures from all over the world, including 5 life-sized dinosaurs whose fossils have been found in Wyoming. You will also come across the Moai statues of Easter Island and you will encounter some 125 animals from different continents in the Wildlife Museum, which are all set up or copied.
Admission is free everywhere, but keep in mind that the campus is only open during school hours.

After the start in Dubois, after 10 KM you have the opportunity to take some nice pictures at the viewpoint on the Wind River with the table mountain in the background. You regularly pass a river or keep driving along it for a while towards Lander. In Lander you have the possibility to refuel and buy something at a supermarket. Then we drive into Sinks Canyon State Park, this is a public recreation and nature reserve located in the Wind River Mountains, 6 miles southwest of Lander. At the 'Sinks' you should definitely stop for a closer look. The Sinks is a large cave where the flowing river flows in cracks and fissures in the bottom of the cave and disappears under the ground. The river appears again in a gorge in a large lake called "The Rise".
We continue to the Worthen Meadow Reservoir, this is a reservoir in the Shoshone National Forest. The reservoir is fed by Roaring Fork Creek. This environment also provides some beautiful photos.

We drive a bit back to the main road towards Atlantic City, where we reach The Sweetwater River Rest Area, The Sweetwater is a tributary of the North Platte. The river played an important historical role in mass emigration to the western United States in the nineteenth century. The spacious environment of the river is very sparsely populated.

We also stop at the South Pass Overlook, which is located along the National Historic Trail and contains six signs that focus on the early emigration period and the importance of the pass in American history. In Farcon we make a short stop for a drink and then drive along the vast grasslands to the end point in Rock Springs, where you can refuel past the hotel.

In this 4 star route you drive on beautiful good roads, a stop at Sinks Canyon you should definitely do.

History:
Rock Springs was the location of one of the worst ethnic massacres in the history of the United States in the 1880s.
But there is much more to Rock Springs than outrageous headlines. The close-knit community of immigrant miners from 56 countries laid the foundation for the city's culture.
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Wyoming ( (listen)) is a landlocked state in the western United States. The 10th largest state by area, it is also the least populous and second most sparsely populated state in the country. It is bordered by Montana to the north and northwest, South Dakota and Nebraska to the east, Colorado to the south, Utah to the southwest, and Idaho to the west. The state population was estimated at 578,759 in 2019, which is less than 31 of the most populous U.S. cities. The state capital and the most populous city is Cheyenne, which had an estimated population of 63,957 in 2018.Wyoming's western half is mostly covered by the ranges and rangelands of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern half of the state is high-elevation prairie called the High Plains. Almost half of the land in Wyoming is owned by the U.S. government, leading Wyoming to rank sixth by area and fifth by proportion of a state's land owned by the federal government. Federal lands include two national parks—Grand Teton and Yellowstone—two national recreation areas, two national monuments, several national forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries, and wildlife refuges. Original inhabitants of the region include the Arapaho, Crow, Lakota, and Shoshone. Southwest Wyoming was claimed by the Spanish Empire and then as Mexican territory until it was ceded to the U.S. in 1848 at the end of the Mexican–American War. The region acquired the name "Wyoming" when a bill was introduced to Congress in 1865 to provide a temporary government for the territory of Wyoming. The name had been used earlier for the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania, and is derived from the Munsee word xwé:wamənk, meaning "at the big river flat".The main drivers of Wyoming's economy are tourism and extraction of minerals such as coal, oil, natural gas, and trona. Agricultural commodities include livestock, hay, sugar beets, grain (wheat and barley), and wool. The climate is semi-arid and continental, drier and windier than the rest of the country with greater temperature extremes. Wyoming has been a politically conservative state since the 1950s, with the Republican nominee carrying the state in every presidential election since 1968.
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View route collection Top car and motorcycle tour through the Midwest of the USA
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By car or motorcycle through the Midwest of America, a journey that you do not just make, so also not 13 days driving and then back home. No, book a stay of several days in Denver, Cheyenne, Rapid City (In August the Sturgis Bike Ralley, stay there for about 4 days), Yellowstone National Park, Estes Park and again Denver to also visit multiple places of interest in these cities, so that this tour becomes an unforgettable tour that you can remember with pleasure.

Do not forget to arrange and pack the following:
* This is only a summary and completely personal and may differ per person.

Take out travel insurance, +31 for numbers in GSM, Take out gas (in part), Health insurance coverage at destination ?, Switch off electrical devices, Lighting (timer), Check passport validity, Antenna from radio / TV for lightning, Residence address for those staying behind, Remote control book home alarm, Smart Parking.

Hand luggage:
Liquids in packaging of max. 100 ml, Liquids in hand luggage in clear plastic bag.

For on the road:
Sweets, Book, Earplugs, Country and road map (s), Directions, Maps in your navigation system

Money & Securities:
Bank card / giro card, Credit card (Remember pin code), Cash, Internet banking calculator, Medical insurance card, Travel insurance card.

Travel documents:
Passport, (International) Driving license, Ticket (s), Reservation receipts, Hotel vouchers, Arrival / Departure time, Check-in & check-out times, Valid visa (ESTA), Travel guide.

Clothing:
Underwear, Belt, Shirts / T-shirts, Short pants, Long pants, Shoes, Socks, Swimming trunks, Towel, Bath slippers.

Personal stuff:
Watch, house keys, wallet, sunglasses.

Toiletries:
Deodorant, Shower gel / Soap, Comb / brush, Shaving gear, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Sanitary pads

Health & Medicine:
Own medicines, Insect repellent, Cold sore ointment, Ointment for insect bites, Sunscreen, Norit, Paracetamol, Suction cup for insect bites, First aid bag.

Miscellaneous:
Travel bag / hip bag, Leatherman (= checked bag), Pen or pencil, Head lamp, Lighter, Tools & Electronics, Mobile phone & charger, Photo / video camera & charger, Memory card (s), World plug / adapter, Ipod & charger, Adapter cable Ipod, Headphones, iPad & charger, Navigation & charger / plug, Socket, Fuelpack battery.

Engine (accessories):
Helmet, Motorcycle clothing, Motorcycle boots, Chain lock / disc brake lock, Gloves, Bandana, Inside bags (plastic shopping bag), Insulation bag, Lashing straps, Tiewraps, Rainsuit, Rainaway.

Addresses:
Address list, Telephone number embassy, Telephone number to block (bank) card (s), Telephone number (airline tickets).