Area History

The Gates of the Mountains area is filled with history. Starting with the Native Americans who traveled through the area and left Pictographs that we can still view today from the tour. Then move onto the Lewis and Clark Expedition, where Meriwether Lewis named the “Gates of the Rocky Mountains”. The area also has its share of tragic events including being the site of the Mann Gulch fire of 1949.
Native American PictographMann Gulch Fire- Stanley Reba Marker