Fremont County is located in south central Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The county is 1,533 square miles with a population of 31 per square mile. The average is 4,600 feet. The population in 2015 was 46,692.
The county was established in 1862, which included Custer County and a portion of Teller County. The county is named for explorer and presidential candidate John C. Fremont.
Fremont County houses ten prisons, including the only Federal Supermax facility in the United States. The Arkansas River runs through Fremont County, making it a popular tourist destination. The county is known for the Royal Gorge, hot springs and scenic canyons.