Fremont Indian State Park is renowned nationally for some of best preserved Native American sites in the continental United States. For at least 6,000 years before outside discovery, these lands were inhabited but the largest community of Fremont Indians known to have existed.
The museum built on these lands houses a lot of artifacts from the Fremont tribe, as well as films and interactive exhibits fleshing out the thousands of years worth of history contained here. The Fremont Indian State Park officially opened in 1987.
The hiking in Fremont Indian State Park is phenomenal. Most of the trails follow Clear Creek Canyon, which stretches throughout the length of these public lands. Originally, this canyon was used by the ancient locals as hunting grounds, as well as a place to gather pine nuts.
Nowadays, visitors can enjoy the Pahvant and Tusher mountain ranges that line either side of the canyon. These walls are covered with the art of both the Fremont and Paiute tribes, and artifacts can still be found lining the canyon floor. Dogs are allowed on all of these trails, as long as they stay on their leash.
Adjacent to these trails is 100 Hands Cave, the single most populated petroglyph cave in Utah. The art inside of this easily accessible cave is phenomenal and should not be missed. Tours for the cave structures are offered throughout the warmer months. Dogs are not allowed in or around the caves.
Camping is offered here from two different sites. Both of these offer traditional camping as well as the option to rent a teepee! Campgrounds are $10 a night or $15 with equipment rental and are available from May to September. Group sites are also available for $25 a night and can house up to 25 individuals.
Dogs are allowed on the campgrounds provided they are leashed on a leash no longer than eight feet long. However, they are prohibited from indoor bathroom and shower facilities. If you and your family like history and nature, this is a great place to visit.