Railroad History - Point of Rocks & Buffalo Bend

Longest Creek In the World?

Three miles east of Potter on U.S. Highway 30 is the historic Point of Rocks, where railroad crews laying the Union Pacific line east of Potter clashed with Indians. 

The altercations provided the impetus to establish Fort Sidney. The track here, called Buffalo Bend, is the sharpest curve on the Union Pacific line. Lodgepole Creek, which parallels the track, is the longest creek in the world. The Point of Rocks Motel and Campground located beneath the Point, just south of Highway 30, offers lodging and camping facilities.

For more information about Potter, contact the Cheyenne County Visitors Committee at (866) 545-4030 or visit www.sidneycheyennecountytourism.com.