Wyoming Historic Sites
Martin’s Cove: Alcova, Wyoming
Many members of the Martin handcart company died in Martin’s Cove, but many more were rescued. Today people visit the cove as a place of reverence, remembrance, and gratitude.
Sixth Crossing: Lander, Wyoming
Rescuers arrived just in time to save many members of the Willie handcart company at their sixth crossing of the Sweetwater River. Today the area features a visitors’ center.
Pioneer Journeys—More Than a Trek
Latter Day Saints often go to great lengths to honor Mormon Pioneers. Their appreciation deepens when they come to understand why the pioneers did what they did.
Rock Creek Hollow: Lander, Wyoming
The Willie handcart company came to Rock Creek Hollow after a grueling hike over Rocky Ridge. This area now features a memorial honoring their faith and sacrifice.
What to Expect When You Visit the Mormon Handcart Historic Sites
Find information that can help you plan visits to Martin’s Cove, Sixth Crossing, and Rock Creek Hollow.