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Gap Campground & Model Train

Utah
22 acres
8 sites
Fremont culture and Anasazi people were the first known inhabitants of the area. Petroglyphs, pithouses, arrowheads, pottery, and manos dating from A.D. 750 to 1250 found in the area are evidence that it was on a major thoroughfare of early indigenous peoples. At nearby Parowan Gap ancient people inscribed petroglyphs on smooth-surfaced boulders that feature snakes, lizards, mouse-men, bear claws, and mountain sheep. Located near the Parowan Gap there are dinosaur tracks. East of the Gap and petroglyphs hikers can discover Hadrosaurs tracks that were originally formed in non-resistant mudstone. Later, the Old Spanish Trail passed through the area. The nearby town of Parowan was founded in 1851, twelve months after Parley P. Pratt and members of his exploring party discovered the Little Salt Lake (dry lake bed) which is straight out from the property.  The area was traveled by early settlers that used the nearby Red Hills to pass through the area to hide from aggressive Indians that hid in the nearby mountains that watch for them traveling on the Spanish Trail. Many arrow heads and artifacts have been found on and near the property.  Later (early 1900's) sheep herders camped in the same place as the location of the property.  Learn more about this land: Wide open land up against The Red Hills near the small town of Parowan Ut. Beautiful vistas. Model Train layout, Hiking and biking trails. Petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks nearby.
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Biking
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Utah, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Scott & Cindy S.Joined in July 2020
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