Fremont Indian State Park is located along I-70 in central Utah. Admission to the park is $6 per vehicle. Camping is available at... more » Castle Rock Campground.
Before you take this hike, be sure to stop at the visitor center/museum to learn a little bit of the history of the Fremont Indians. The information for this guide was taken from a trail guide packet that is available at the visitor center. It may be borrowed for free or purchased for $2. Alternatively, the packet may be downloaded for free from http://dyeclan.com/outdooractivities/funplaces/fremontindianstatepark/.
The Rim Trail includes the heaviest concentration and some of the best quality of rock art in Fremont Indian State Park and Museum. On or near the Rim Trail there are 191 rock art panels that include 1164 prehistoric elements. Of these elements there are 81 pictographs, 83 petroglyphs and 3 pictoglyphs. It is one of the most significant clusters of rock art in Utah.
From east to west, the Rim Trail goes along a natural seam between two members of the volcanic tuff and follows a narrow ledge up an incline to a point high above the canyon floor. It then follows a base of the cliff past Newspaper Rock on a rocky talus slope before it drops down a steep ridge to the frontage road. Parts of the Rim Trail are steep with difficult walking and poor footing. Other parts go along narrow ledges with ground obstacles, low clearance and long dropoffs. Frequent rockfalls and ice make the trail even more dangerous. This trailguide will take you to two view points from which rock art on the Rim Trail can be seen from the road. less «