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About 1 miles east of Dry Sandy Crossing, the eroded clay formation of Plume Rocks can be seen. Their red color made the emigrants think they were seeing flames or fire plumes. This landmark is relatively insignificant, despite its grandiose name. However minor features such as this were important for keeping the emigrants on course, especially in regions such as this where it was impossible to sight between navigational points on the horizon.

National Park Service Comprehensive Management Plan
There are no known threats to the area except for the continued erosion of Plume Rocks. The site is not listed on the National Register.


Sublette County, Wyoming. T27N/R103W.

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