San Rafael Swell Country - Emery County, Utah

San Rafael Swell Indian Structures

For thousands of years the San Rafael Swell was the home various groups of indians.  In the San Rafael Swell you can pictographs left by the Barrier Canyon group that are dated around 8,000 years old.  You can find the remains of pithouses and rock shelters that were lived in by the Fremont indians, and you can find petroglyphs left by Ute indians.  Here are just a few of the indian structures used by the ancient indians.

Indian Shelter

San Rafael Swell Indian Shelter

Old fire pit with the remains of a rock wall shelter

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