Fremont Indian State Park, UT

Fremont Indian State Park

Fremont Indian State Park

Fremont Indian State Park, located off of Exit 17 on Hwy. 70 in central Utah, has 697 rock art panels, a museum housing Utah’s largest Fremont site excavation artifacts. Fremont Indian State Park Museum/Archaeological Site was established to preserve Clear Creek Canyon’s treasury of rock art and archaeological sites. In November 1983, during construction of Interstate 70 through Clear Creek Canyon, the largest known Fremont Indian village was discovered.

Fremont Indian State Park

Fremont Indian State Park

Five Finger Ridge Village contained more than 100 separate structures, and in its prime, probably housed 200 to 300 people. Several tons of cultural material were found including pottery, arrowheads and grinding stones. All materials excavated are now displayed or stored in the museum. After archaeological excavation, the actual village site was-destroyed by I-70 construction.

Twelve interpretive trails lead the visitor into legend and history depicted through pictographs and petroglyphs. Camping, hiking, biking and horse trails are also available.

Fremont Indian State Park

Fremont Indian State Park

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Published in: on January 14, 2009 at 9:03 PM  Comments Off on Fremont Indian State Park, UT  
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