Hunters and Gatherers
From 7,000 - 500 B.C.E., Archaic hunters and gatherers migrated through the canyons hunting game (bighorn sheep, elk, deer, and pronghorn).
Early explorers encountered unusual terrain and challenges in the Capitol Reef region.
Learn about the Fremont Culture, people who lived in modern-day Utah for about one thousand years.
Pioneers and other settlers arrived in the 1800s, settling in what is now the Fruita Rural Historic District.
Women of Capitol Reef
Women explorers, pioneers, and artists have all played a role in Capitol Reef. Discover their stories!
Many people supported Capitol Reef becoming a national monument in 1937.
From 7,000 - 500 B.C.E. (Before Common Era), Archaic hunters and gatherers migrated through the canyons hunting game that is common now (bighorn sheep, deer, elk, pronghorn).
Last updated: December 20, 2020