Green River in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Green River: No Longer Wild, Forever Tamed
Still Home to People & Wildlife
Although early river runners experienced some of the same natural beauty you will experience along the Green River today, much has changed over time. This town and the river have been forever changed by humans and forces of nature, providing this very opportunity to share with you their history, ecology, and geology.
Surrounding you are rock formations made famous through historical paintings, photographs and post cards. Palisades and Tollgate Rock to the north are part of the Green River Formation formed some 50 million years ago. The greenbelt through town has trails to walk and interpretive signs to help you learn more about the area, You may ask for their location at the visitor center. For now, we invite you walk this trail and witness a river always in motion
Erected by Green River Chamber of Commerce, City of Green River, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Sweetwater County Historical Museum, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming and Wyoming Governors's Big Game License Coalition.
Location. 41° 32.231′ N, 109° 28.874′ W. Marker is in Green River, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on West Flaming Gorge Way (County Route 374) near Hillcrest Way when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1155 West Flaming Gorge Way, Green River WY 82935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Construction and Cooling: (a few steps from this marker); Crossing and Cruising: (within shouting distance of this marker); The 24-Hour Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Green River Brewery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oregon Trail Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Wesley Powell (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Paddlewheeler Comet - 1908 (approx. one mile away); Sunbeam - 1908 (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Green River.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Green River Visitor's Center.
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