Fremont Indian State Park and Museum
|Fremont Indian State Park and Museum|
|Utah State Park|
Rock art at Fremont Indian State Park
|- location||Big Bench Trail|
|- elevation||6,102 ft (1,860 m)|
|- location||Clear Creek|
|- elevation||5,709 ft (1,740 m)|
|Area||889 acres (360 ha) |
|Management||Utah State Parks|
|Visitation||101,993 (2011) |
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
The park directly adjoins Interstate 70 as it travels up the Clear Creek Canyon, and thus is highly accessible by auto. The nearest town with full services (motels, etc.) is Richfield. There are campgrounds and RV parks in the area as well.
The site was discovered during construction of Interstate 70, and thousands of artifacts have been excavated from the ancient village and put on permanent display at the museum there. The museum offers hiking trails and picnic areas.
The Fremont Indians were agriculturalists who lived from about 400 to 1300 in north and central Utah and adjacent parts of Colorado, Idaho and Nevada. The Fremont are thought to have come from hunter-gatherers who previously lived in this location and were influenced by the Ancient Pueblo Peoples who introduced corn and pottery, making year-round settlements possible.
- Utah.com. "Fremont Indian State Park Museum". Utah.com LC. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
- "Utah State Park 2011 Visitation" (PDF). Utah State Parks Planning. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
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