GeoSights—Fremont Indian State Park, Sevier County, Utah

Fremont Indian State Park is named after a diverse group of people, the Fremont Indians, who lived in Utah from A.D. 400 to 1350. The park exists because of successful archaeological excavations in Clear Creek Canyon prior to construction of Interstate 70 between Richfield and Cove Fort, Utah. There are at least 10 Fremont sites within the park.

In 1983 local elementary school students told Brigham Young University archaeologists that there were pottery shards and collapsed dwelling depressions on top of Five Finger Ridge. At the time bulldozers were removing the surficial deposits of Five Finger Ridge for use as highway fill. The archaeologists quickly recovered hundreds of artifacts from Five Finger Ridge; these and other Fremont artifacts are housed and displayed in the Fremont Indian State Park museum that opened in 1987.