Welcome to Rock Springs… a diverse city richly steeped in western history and coal mining. Outlaw gangs who roamed the West often passed through Rock Springs or used it as a destination. As a young man, outlaw “Butch” Cassidy worked in Rock Springs as a butcher, acquiring the name “Butch”. We are also known as the City of “56 Nationalities” as people emigrated to Rock Springs in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s to work in the Union Pacific coal mines. We have a reputation of being a very friendly, helpful, and welcoming community. Our people are the fabric of our city. Come visit us! You may enjoy yourself so much that you will want to stay!