Wyoming’s Most ‘Anatomically Correct’ Landmark (Content: Warning)
The great state of Wyoming is known for its majestic landscapes: The Grand Tetons, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Gannett Peak, Vedauwoo...and a rock formation near the town of Riverside that bears a striking resemblance to the male reproductive organ.
Riverside, Wyoming, is a tiny town in Carbon County with a population of 52. The Bear Trap Cafe and Bar is the local watering hole. Their website features a unique page called the "Galerie de Penis Rock".
The formation is located on Blackhall Mountain Road, three miles south of Riverside and the nearby town of Encampment.
It was accidentally discovered eight years ago by Margaret Weber, who owns and operates the Bear Trap. According to her account, she was climbing a rock one day and her friend starting laughing hysterically.
After Weber posted photos from the phallic shaped formation, other locals began to seek out the site. At one point, the Bear Trap even offered a free drink to any patron who could provide photographic evidence that they climbed all the way 'to the tip'.
If you're ever in the area, take State Highway 130 south from Saratoga, stop by the Bear Trap when you get to Riverside and ask for Margaret. She'll gladly tell you how to find Wyoming's most anatomically correct landmark.
But be careful, some parts of the rock might be difficult to climb during cold weather.