Fremont Petroglyphs | Capitol Reef, Utah

by | Complex & Grand Stories

These ancient pictorial records – called petroglyphs – were created by people who lived in the Capitol Reef, Utah area between 300 to 1300 CE. 

Fremont Petroglyphs

This is an interesting area to explore. It is adjacent to Highway 24 and can be viewed from a series of boardwalks. There are other petroglyphs along the cliff, to either side of this main collection.

Some of the figures are large in size with no visible way for a hunter or medicine person to reach the top of the image, to peck it out from the red sandstone. I puzzled over how they achieved this – perhaps constructing a basic platform? The topography of the land changed over time? The figures are in different styles, indicating different creators over time.

On the Hunt

The purpose of these images is often debated, depending upon your view of Native American cultures and their belief in star people who visit them to impart information, tools and protection. Many of the images are for success in the hunt. Others are fantastical beings. The images of beings in headdress could either be in the tradition of dressing in masks for ceremonial purposes, or as some believe, recording the culture’s contact with extra-terrestrial beings.

In any case – I enjoy the large rock being to the right in the top image. He is permanently smiling at the artistic display before him!

Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock, as here. We also have records of ancient peoples in pictographs, which are images painted onto surfaces. Pictographs are often found in caves or in structures; they do not survive well in open areas. 

Here are some of the other petroglyphs found in this immediate area. You’ll need to decide for yourself whether these indicate extraterrestrial contact or are hunters dressed with masks, preparing for the hunt.

You can see more petroglyphs in my blog about Signal Hill, Tucson, Arizona.

Star Man

Fremont Petroglyphs bw

Animals to Hunt

Two-Headed Animal


  1. I have been researching other petrogliphs, so I can understand more of what I discovered.
    The largest petrogliphs on earth with a story and timeline envoled. 700ft mountain with 9 figures and faces carved on this mountain, useing it completely.
    I discovered it hiking off trail, catching it at the correct time, since angle, sun, and shadow has hidden it. Since I have gone back for more proof.
    I have all the photo proof if I caught your interest.

    • Certainly. Why don’t you send me some photographs – – What you have discovered doesn’t sound like a petroglyph – more like a bas relief by an interdimensional artist. There are a number of such sites, carved into rock and wood. Why don’t you look at my articles about:
      The Ant People – Also a love story carved in stone – You can also look through my website Interdimensional Library, where I write often about the authentic presence of other dimensions that co-exist with humans on earth.


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