Stephen W. Oachs Photography

"The Untold Story"

The earliest traces of human activity in the Capitol Reef National Park area were left by the mysterious Fremont Indians who occupied the flood plains and high ground near the few perennial watercourses as early as 700 AD.  

Fremont Indian rock art is often positioned on game trails and commonly depicts mountain sheep, hunting weapons, and trapezoidal human figures.  

These well preserved petroglyphs are located high on a sheer sandstone wall. If you look closely at the bottom left of this image, you can see the jagged edge where a giant slab of rock fell away, taking the first half of this ancient story with it.

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