Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ayres Natural Bridge

One discovery that my wife and I made in Wyoming is the Ayres Natural Bridge. Located about fifteen minutes west of Douglas and a short distance from the Oregon Trail, the Ayres Natural Bridge is a stone arch that spans LaPrele Creek. It’s a wonderful meditative spot where it is possible to be bewitched by the rush of water passing underneath and by the reflections from the water on the rock arch. The native tribes in the area believed that something evil lived beneath the bridge and avoided the area for that reason.  This place then became a kind of sanctuary for those travelers on the Oregon trail.