Stand on the footbridge spanning the chasm of Devil’s Gulch and imagine the pounding of horses’ hooves. Gun shots echoing along quartzite rock walls and the shouts of a posse as they pursue outlaw Jesse James. Discover unique rock formations and points of interest such as the Devil’s Falls and the Devil’s Stairway while hiking the scenic trails. Free entrance May – October.

Explore red quartzite pinnacles and chasms along Split Rock River in three parks at Garretson back road scenery, geology, history of prairie pioneers and legends of old west bandits, Jesse and Frank James, are waiting for you to discover!

Thank YOU to Charlie Wilson for the photos. To view all of his work please visit