Indian Bathtub Trail

The Indian Bathtubs Trail is on the Blackhall Road (Carbon County Road 211).

Near Encampment & Riverside, Wyoming these bowl-shaped rock formations become natural bathtubs when filled with rain water. From the trailhead off of Blackhall Mountain Road, it's a 1.5 mile round-trip hike to the tubs.

The trail goes up and down hills and past rock outcroppings. There is a bench where you can rest on the trail along with interpretive signs with some background on the area.

Trail Improvements

When Wyoming celebrated her centennial in 1990 residents built a Lasting Legacy Trail to the Indian Bathtubs. Members of the Lock Leven Chapter of the FFA did most of the work on 3/4 mile trail.

Cooperative assistance was provided by the US Bureau of Land Management, Carbon County School District No 2 Recreation Board. The Carbon County Visitors Council provided funding for advertising the trail through brochures & fliers. Coordination of the entire project was provided by the Encampment-Riverside Centennial Committee.

The Legend of the Indian Bathtubs

The Encampment River Valley was a gathering place for Indian tribes in the 1800’s as they hunted during the summer months. The deep holes in a granite outcrop east of the river naturally gathering snow melt and rainwater. The tribes-the Ute, Arapaho and Cheyenne-are said to have used the natural formations as bathing holes. Local residents call them the Indian Bathtubs. The hike to these formations is ¾ of a mile.

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