Wyoming Historic Sites
Martin’s Cove: Mormon Trail Site
Martin’s Cove, located about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southwest of Casper, Wyoming, is the location where the Martin handcart company and the Hunt and Hodgett wagon companies sheltered while awaiting rescue in the fall of 1856.
Sixth Crossing: Mormon Trail Site
Sixth Crossing: Mormon Trail Site, located about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Lander, Wyoming, is the place where the Willie handcart company encountered the first rescue wagons in the fall of 1856. The location received the name Sixth Crossing because it was the spot where the Mormon Trail crossed the Sweetwater River for the sixth time.
Pioneer Journeys—More Than a Trek
Every year, Latter-day Saints throughout the world put on bonnets or wide-brimmed hats, tennis shoes, sunglasses, and work gloves. They leave their homes for a few days so they can pull loaded wooden carts up and down hills and maybe even through streams.
Rock Creek Hollow: Mormon Trail Site
Rock Creek Hollow: Mormon Trail Site, located about 38 miles (61 kilometers) south of Lander, Wyoming, is the place where the Willie handcart company sheltered after the difficult ascent of Rocky Ridge during a severe snowstorm in the fall of 1856.
What to Expect When You Visit the Church’s Historic Sites in Wyoming
Trekking at the Mormon Handcart Historic Sites
The Mormon Handcart Historic Sites provide a unique, dedicated setting for visitors and trekkers to come unto Christ.