• Fremont Petroglyphs, Capitol Reef NP - Torrey, Utah

      Roadtrip Attraction
      The Fremont people, so named because the first archaeological sites were discovered in the Fremont River Valley, lived in in this region from between around 600 to 1300 AD. They are known today for their extensive rock art, of which this is one of the most impressive examples. As well as depicting the animals they hunted, the petroglyphs also show human-like figures with large, often elaborate headdresses.

      Photo by Peter Thody

      If you go:
      The petroglyphs are carved into a sheer sandstone cliff that can be viewed along a 500 ft long boardwalk.


      Petroglyph Pullout
      Utah Highway 24
      1.5 miles east of Visitor Center
      Torrey, Utah 84775 USA

      Mailing address:
      Capitol Reef National Park
      HC 70 Box 15
      Torrey, UT 84775 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Information
      (435) 425-3791 ext. 4111