Fremont Indian State Park
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.
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.
Seasons / Hours
Open daily, year-round. $6 day use fee.
Memorial to Labor Day weekends 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; other 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; closed major holidays.
The Visitor Center includes a museum with information about Fremont and present-day Native Americans. An orientation video may be viewed. Books, postcards and other items are for sale. Also housed at the facility is the almost 7 tons of cultural material that came from the massive salvage operation. Many of these artifacts are displayed in the exhibit room which was honored with a first place national award in 1988 given by the National Association of Interpretation.
Numerous activities occur during the summer months including an Atlatl throwing competition. Call for a schedule.
Motels, gasoline, groceries, trailer parks, laundries and other services are available in Richfield, 21 miles northeast.
The Visitor Center, parking area, and rest rooms are handicapped accessible. A short, paved petroglyph trail beginning at the Visitor Center is wheel chair accessible.
Rules, Regulations, Precautions
- The speed limit on Utah state park roads is 35 mph unless otherwise posted.
- Park in designated areas. Set the hand brake and lock your car.
- Whether on foot, wheels, or horseback, stay on paths & trails and obey posted instructions.
- Pack out all litter.
- Do not climb on or throw rocks.
- No hunting is allowed.
- It is unlawful to deface any natural or constructed feature or structure.
- No hunting is allowed within park boundaries.
- Watch out for snakes during the summer season.
- Carry plenty of water when hiking and biking.
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