From the first prehistoric inhabitants to the current modern visitors, Range Creek Canyon has had a varied history, and has been populated by prehistoric hunter/gatherers, Fremont Indians, outlaws, and ranchers.
The most recent stewards of Range Creek were the members of the Wilcox family.
The remote location of this canyon has slowed the changes that have overtaken other parts of Utah. But now a complex partnership of diverse interests seeks to manage and preserve the unique archaeology, history, and wildlife found in the canyon.
One of the biggest challenges facing the current stewards of Range Creek is how to allow public access to the place, yet still preserve the land. Visitation is encouraged, yet highly monitored. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources issues permits to hikers and horseback riders to enter the canyon.