Ayre's Natural Bridge

Rachel Sonnenschein

Joined February 2009

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Ayres Natural Bridge State Park is in Converse County, Wyoming in the United States. It occupies 150 acres southeast of the town of Glenrock. The park’s name is derived from the rock formation of the same name.

Over the course of years, a bend in LaPrele Creek (originally known as Bridge Creek) wore away at a wall of solid rock, creating a natural opening. The creek eventually shifted course through the opening, forming a 30-foot (10 m) high and 50-foot (15 m) wide arch, today known as Ayres Natural Bridge.

The Oregon Trail passed through this area, and it was a haven for white settlers passing through Wyoming. Legend has it that an Indian was struck by lightning and killed while atop the bridge. After that, Native Americans would not ever go near the bridge or its surroundings. The Natural Bridge was often visited by emigrants. It was, perhaps, Wyoming’s first tourist attraction. An 1843 pioneer described it as, “…a natural bridge of solid rock, over a rapid torrent, the arch being regular as tho’ shaped by art….” The stream, originally known as Bridge Creek, is now called LaPrele Creek and flows through a beautiful public park.

source, Wikepedia

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