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State History Conference Tour: Smith Preserve

September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 am

Join Utah Division of State History archaeologist Elizabeth Hora on a tour of the Adelbert Doyle Smith Family Preserve and see thousands of years of Utah rock art! This two hour tour will introduce you to local Utah prehistory, highlighting the daily lives of people who lived around Utah Lake throughout the last 8000 years. You will explore some of the best preserved rock art in Utah and learn about how we can work together to protect Utah’s irreplaceable archaeological resources. If time permits we will venture onto public lands west of the Preserve and visit rock art being destroyed by recreational target shooting.

The Preserve is rustic, so please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for a morning of hiking in the desert; we will walk up to two miles through rugged terrain. Ample water is a must, and a light snack is highly encouraged. There are no restroom facilities on the Preserve so please plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing you there!


How to participate:

The tour is full and registration is closed!  Because the Preserve is private, we can accommodate the first 20 people who express interest. We will organize a caravan of private vehicles starting from the Rio Grande building on Saturday, September 28 at 9am. Parking at the Preserve is limited, but for any who would prefer to meet us at the Preserve we can provide location information.

All participants will be asked to sign a waiver of liability required for entry onto the property.

RSVP is required to Elizabeth Hora at ehora@utah.gov.