We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Martin's Cove

47600 State Highway 220, Alcova, WY 82620-8803
+1 307-328-2953
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Want to come back when not so cold and wkndy

Stopped by on our spring break. Very cold and windy on trip to SD and on return trip. Great place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GasEngineer
via mobile
Trek experience

I came here for a Trek experience. It was amazing. The feelings at the place were so strong. The... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Annette H
via mobile
Read all 33 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good24%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“devil's gate” (6 reviews)
“special spot” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
47600 State Highway 220, Alcova, WY 82620-8803
CONTACT
Website
+1 307-328-2953
Write a ReviewReviews (33)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"devil's gate"
in 6 reviews
"mormon pioneers"
in 2 reviews
"special spot"
in 2 reviews
"independence rock"
in 3 reviews
"migration"
in 5 reviews
"struggles"
in 2 reviews
"stories"
in 4 reviews
"trek"
in 2 reviews
"ancestors"
in 2 reviews
"trail"
in 11 reviews
"miles"
in 3 reviews
"west"
in 5 reviews
"sweetwater"
in 2 reviews
"river"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on our spring break. Very cold and windy on trip to SD and on return trip. Great place to stretch legs, take a potty break, and learn some history. People are very friendly here.

Thank GasEngineer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I came here for a Trek experience. It was amazing. The feelings at the place were so strong. The missionaries there were so helpful and great at teaching the history. It was an unforgettable experience.

1  Thank Annette H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 28, 2017

This is a special spot with a lot of history especially to Mormons. It is well kept and is staffed by Mormon older couples who love it there. They share so much about the Mormon migration west and their struggles. It is truly a special...More

Thank Cherie P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Another great history stop along the road in Wyoming just a few miles south of Independence rock. Rip with history.

Thank 007BigBlue
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 31, 2017

This place is astounding! It is well kept and well attended by many Mormon missionary couples who obviously love it there. There's so much to learn about the Mormon migration west and the two parties that struggles in this area. Learn the stories before walking...More

Thank Kaye N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We learned about Martin's Cove from a miniscule blurb in a magazine and wanted to know more. The museum is informative and our guide was a delight!! There were large numbers of younger people who walked the handcart trail/path but we chose to walk along...More

Thank teridGA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 10, 2017

We stopped here on our way west to Yellowstone. I loved discovering this hallowed place with my children! It was wonderful to walk where my ancestors trod. Sharing the sacrifices they made. The visitors center is wonderful & staffed with knowledgeable patrons . There are...More

Thank Carla Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Very friendly & informative people help give a touching & insightful history of what the early pioneers endured. Gives a whole different perspective of their hardships to pull a handcart or even just walk around Martin's Cove. The short video tugs at your heart to...More

Thank the8js
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 11, 2016

It was a great place to visit. There is so much history in the area. In 1856 the Martin handcart company became stranded there when a terrible snowstorm hit. they were protected here in this area to some degree since most of wyoming doesn't have...More

Thank TammyM2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is a free attraction. We were interested in the Western migration, and were on the Auto-Tour of these 4 trails. The first order of "business" was the restroom. Extremely clean. Next, we were greeted by friendly guides who asked us how much time we...More

4  Thank Linda C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Alcova Hotels
JC Motel
6 reviews
53.32 km away
Baymont Inn & Suites Rawlins
102 reviews
73.79 km away
Hampton Inn Rawlins
492 reviews
74.12 km away
Econo Lodge
61 reviews
74.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sunset Bar & Grill
6 reviews
36.74 km away
Anong's Thai Cuisine
311 reviews
74.86 km away
Aspen House Restaurant
298 reviews
74.74 km away
Buck's Sports Grill
337 reviews
74.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Independence Rock State Historic Site
92 reviews
36.74 km away
Wyoming Frontier Prison
220 reviews
74.41 km away
Carbon County Museum
25 reviews
74.55 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Martin's Cove staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;