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Breaking News: Rocks falling in Wind River Canyon


April 26, 2017

Increased moisture causing more rocks to fall in Wind River Canyon; human safety concerns may lead to closure if more rocks continue to fall

Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel in Thermopolis were dispatched to Wind River Canyon about noon Wednesday when a house-sized boulder and other debris fell to the U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 roadway.

"There are quite a few big ones (rocks) that have fallen in that one area, about 13 miles south of Thermopolis," said WYDOT Maintenance Engineer Lyle Lamb of Basin. "We would appreciate it if people don't stop and look around. It's not nice there....

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