Hell's Half Acre
Hell's Half Acre is a roadside
curiosity - a large scarp - located about 40 miles west of Casper,
Wyoming on US 20/26. Encompassing over 960 acres, this geologic oddity
is composed of deep ravines, caves, rock formations, and hard-packed
The location was known as The Devil's Kitchen, The Pits of Hades,
and The Baby Grand Canyon until a cowhand appeared and thought he was at
Hell's Half Acre, an area southwest of Casper full of alkali and bogs.
Native American tribes used the ravines to drive thousands of
buffalo to their deaths during their hunts.
Hell's Half Acre was also used as the location for the fictional
planet of Klendathu in the movie Starship Troopers.