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Rockfall

Even while extensive rockfall mitigation work continues in the Wind River Canyon, drivers need to stay on alert for falling rocks – large and small. W.Y.DO.T. project engineer Jordan Erz released a public message about the work in the Wind River Canyon. After a sudden rockfall last week, two contractors and dozens of workers immediately…

The Wind River Canyon was completely closed for a few hours on Saturday after the weekend’s winter weather caused a large landslide. On Saturday, April 23, a significant rockslide occurred near the tunnels at the southern end of the Wind River Canyon around 6 p.m. The slide was large enough to close Wyoming Highway 120…

It’s not spring in the Bighorn Basin until massive boulders fall into the Wind River Canyon outside Thermopolis, but the largest rock stayed off the highway. WYDOT reports another cascade of rocks has fallen into the Wind River Canyon. This is a common occurrence in the canyon, especially during the spring. As the winter snow…

If you’re headed west out of Cody in the next few months, plan an extra 20 minutes of travel time. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has designated three locations in the Bighorn Basin for $664 thousand dollars worth of rock mitigation work – two are in and around the Wind River Canyon, and will involve…


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