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Boulder Mountain Lodge

Address: 20 North Highway 12

Phone: 800-556-3446, 435-335-7460

Fax: 435-335-7461

Website: www.boulder-utah.com

Email: [email protected]

$120 – $325(seasonal rates)

Boulder Mountain Lodge is located in the middle of Utah’s scenic red rock canyon country. It is an oasis of tranquility and comfort, overlooking an 11 acre bird sanctuary.

This nationally recognized luxury lodge provides everything for a fabulous getaway – spacious rooms and suites, unparalleled views, fine dining, and an impressive array of services and amenities.

In the main building’s large two-story common room, you can relax by our fireplace or watch the scenery from our spacious new deck. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub, massage services, volleyball and other games, or roasting s’mores by our outdoor stone fire pit.

Boulder Mountain Lodge is the home of the award winning Hell’s Backbone Grill, named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the six top “Destination Restaurants” in the nation, and recently selected as City Weekly’s “Best Restaurant” in Utah.

The Lodge is the ideal home base for exploring many national and state parks including Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Dixie National Forest, and the Anasazi Museum.

There is not a better setting for your family vacation, meeting, or romantic getaway. The lodge is open year round and pets are welcome.

NEW AT BOULDER MOUNTAIN LOGDE

Our two new luxury suites are over 900 square feet each and include full kitchens, luxury bathrooms with oversized tubs, separate powder rooms, a large great room, vaulted ceilings, and wonderful furnished patios.

Boulder Mountain Ranch

Address: Salt Gulch/Hells Backbone Rd, P.O. Box 1373, Boulder, UT 84716

Phone: 435-335-7480, 435-335-7482

Website: www.bouldermountainguestranch.com

Email: [email protected]

$70-$110 5 guest rooms, 3 cabins, non-smoking rooms, in-room coffee, microwave and fridge available, meeting room, open all year. Massage therapist on site, Guest ranch, horse rides, fishing. Pets allowed, mountain biking. Restaurant on property with breakfast, lunch and dinner available. Group discounts and packages available. Visa or MasterCard accepted. 5 day ride from Bryce Canyon to ranch on the Great Western Trail (for any level riding experience) 5 day 6 night riding adventures from the ranch, different rides each day, trail riding or working cattle (for experienced riders) or softer adventures such as two-hour rides. Overnight Camping.

Circle Cliffs

Address: 205 N Hwy 12, Box 1405

Phone: 435-335-7333

Website: www.boulderutah.com

Email: [email protected]

$39.99-$60 3 non-smoking guest rooms (one unit w/kitchenette), 1 handicap room, A/C, TV, microwaves, in-room coffee, pets allowed. Recreational activities available. Group discounts and packages available. Restaurant nearby. Open all year.

Pole’s Place

Address: 465 N Hwy 12, Box 1342

Phone: 435-335-7422

Website: www.polesplaceutah.com

Located on Scenic Hwy 12 across the street from the Anasazi State Park Museum, 12 clean guest rooms, TV, A/C, phones, all non-smoking rooms, no pets, eatery, gift shop, open Mar.-Nov.

40 Acre Escalante Canyon Retreat

Address: 1255 E Cross Creek Rd

Phone: 435-826-4043 or 928-300-9857

Website: www.vrbo.com/652481

Email: [email protected]

Very private 700 s.f. 2 story 1 bedroom river front home on the last 40 acres downriver of a 160 acre private inholding in the heart of The Grand Staircase/ Escalante National Monument. At the trail head to the renowned Escalante Canyons, there’s just our retreat and this caretaker flat in the barn before 75 miles of wilderness area, running into Lake Powell. Views on 3 sides of the Escalante canyon, meadows, 600 ft sandstone cliffs and the river. Hike from your door to first class scenic wonders. The downstairs has cathedral ceilings, glass window walls, and lots of stone. The fully equipped cherry and stainless kitchen, with granite counter tops, has magnificent view windows. There’s a large flagstone patio with bbq, and private outdoor shower around the corner. The bath features a walk in glass mosaic tile shower, with local river pebble floor. The master suite with king bed has wrap around views of slick rock walls, and a 6 X 12 foot deck; all tucked under large cottonwood shade trees. Wifi, no TV, non smoking, no pets. Concreted river low water crossing necessary (approx 1 ft deep), high clearance vehicle recommended. $185 per night for 2 persons. Please see our website target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>www.vrbo.com/652481 for more info and pictures. See our other home under the Escalante listing.

Boulder Cabana

If you’re looking for a private, peaceful, and cozy home-base for adventure, this is it. You can return to the 1000 sq. ft. cabana after your epic days spent exploring the surrounding natural wonders, cook a nice meal in the well-appointed kitchen if that’s your thing, and relax by a crackling fire. Or watch the sunset from the west-facing, covered deck. Peruse the reference library of field guides and identify that bird, lizard or critter you saw. The house sits on two, mostly undeveloped acres.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4231216?location=Boulder

Uncle Hebe’s Cabins

Address: P.O. Box 1419, Located 4 miles off Highway 12 in Boulder, 2 miles from Hells Backbone Bridge in the Salt Gulch.

Phone: 435-335-7411

Email: [email protected]

Off the beaten path. Two bedroom secluded cabin / one bedroom and two bedroom duplex (duplex has dividing door and can be rented as a single unit). ATV accessible. Rent by day, week or month.

Burr Trail Outpost

Address: 14 N Hwy 12 & Burr Trail, P.O. Box 1423

Phone: 435-335-7511

Website: burrtrailoutpost.com

Email: [email protected]

We offer indoor seating where you can view the work of over forty locally consigned artists’ products, or outdoor patio seating by the garden, and our stone rocket ship. Espresso bar serving cafe Ibis coffee, Mezzo drinking chocolate, tea and many other Utah made food products including fresh Boulder Mountain Baking baked goods, local honey, and garden smoothies. We host the Farmers and Community Market here on Saturday from 9-12, book club, poetry nights, and weekly live music. Pick up some new books in the store or trade one from the book lending shelf. All in all, we love our tiny town in the desert and the people that travel through.

Burr Trail Grill

Address: Hwy 12 & Burr Trail

Phone: 435-335-7511

Website: burrtrailgrill.com

Email: [email protected]

We offer indoor seating where you can view the work of over forty locally consigned artists’ products, or outdoor patio seating by the garden, and our stone rocket ship. Espresso bar serving cafe Ibis coffee, Mezzo drinking chocolate, tea and many other Utah made food products including fresh Boulder Mountain Baking baked goods, local honey, and garden smoothies. We host the Farmers and Community Market here on Saturday from 9-12, book club, poetry nights, and weekly live music. Pick up some new books in the store or trade one from the book lending shelf. All in all, we love our tiny town in the desert and the people that travel through.

Hell’s Backbone Grill

Address: On The Grounds of The Boulder Mountain Lodge.(Hwy 12 & Burr Trail)

Phone: 435-335-7464, 435-335-7461

Website: www.hellsbackbonegrill.com

Email: [email protected]

Seasonal (Mid March – Thanksgiving weekend) Breakfast and lunch served 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dinner served 5:00p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Regional Utah cuisine with emphasis on organics & locally raised meats, all food prepared from scratch, menu changes seasonally, vegetarian options, well-rounded wine list, Utah micro brewed beer. Operated on from an organic farm producing heirloom fruits and vegetables. Seating for 60 inside & 20 outside. Children friendly, handicap accessible. Groups call ahead, reservations strongly recommended. Full service catering facility, able to accommodate any size wedding or retreat groups.

Magnolias Street Food

Address: 460 Hwy 12

Phone: 801-643-3510

Website: magnoliasstreetfood.com/

Email: [email protected]

Magnolias strives to use ingredients from local gardens, farmers and ranchers helping to preserve food culture, support our town and protect our environment. We have just the burrito for your 100-mile trek to the Henry Mountains. Check the specials on the chalkboard menu for seasonal goods from local gardens and farms! Come visit us for breakfast and lunch or hire us for your next big event!

Sweetwater Kitchen

Address: Salt Gulch/Hell’s Backbone Rd

Phone: 435–335–7482

Website: sweetwaterkitchen.com/

Email: [email protected]



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General Information

Boulder is a quiet farming community located at the junction of the Burr Trail and Scenic Highway 12. Nestled at the base of Boulder Mountain, Boulder is surrounded by the Dixie National Forest to the north and west, and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to the east. With lodging, dining, guides and outfitters ready to accommodate visitors, Boulder is a great base of operations for exploring scenic Bryce Canyon Country.

Boulder is located on Scenic Highway 12, rated one of the ten most scenic highways by Car and Driver magazine. Amazing Bryce Canyon National Park is just to the south on Highway 12. Other nearby attractions include such wonderful places as Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Zion National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Dixie National Forest are all located nearby.

History

Between 1050 and 1275 A.D. the Boulder area was home to one of the largest Anasazi Indian communities in the region. Hopi and Paiute Indians briefly occupied the region in the following centuries. The remote community of Boulder was settled in 1889 by two ranchers who brought a large herd of cattle to graze on Boulder Mountain. Surrounded by mountains and public lands, Boulder remained isolated until the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps, a public work relief program for young men during the Great Depression, built a road in 1935. Accordingly, Boulder was the last town in the United States to receive its mail by mule train. Boulder was officially incorporated in 1958. Three decades later the northern portion of Scenic Byway 12 was paved over Boulder Mountain, opening up this rural community to tourism.

Grand Staircase Arch State Parks

Anasazi State Park was established in 1970 to preserve the relics and history of Boulder’s earliest inhabitants. Much of the village remains unexcavated but many artifacts are on display in the park’s museum. Escalante Petrified Forest State Park and Kodachrome Basin State Park near Bryce Canyon are also within easy driving distance of Boulder.

National Parks/Monuments

Boulder is within half a day’s drive from Bryce Canyon National Park (77 miles west), Capitol Reef National Park (46 miles northeast), and Zion National Park (158 miles southwest). Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is on the southern border of Boulder, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/Lake Powell is just 75 miles southeast of Boulder to Bullfrog Basin.

Scenic Drives

Scenic Byway 12, Utah’s first All-American Road, offers amazing sights within easy reach of Boulder. Head north on Scenic Byway 12 from Boulder to high-elevation fishing on Boulder Mountain. Head in the opposite direction toward Bryce Canyon for access to the Hogback, Escalante Canyon and Bryce Valley or spur roads that lead to Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Hell’s Backbone and Posey Lake. A drive east on the 66-mile Burr Trail passes through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, and the Henry Mountains to Ticaboo and the shores of Lake Powell.

Events

The Boulder Heritage Festival celebrates Boulder’s history, from its ancient residents to its pioneer settlers. The festival is held each July and features arts, crafts, music and stories.

Lodging, Dining and Amenities

With half a dozen motels and campgrounds in Boulder, you’ll find a variety of accommodations from yurt and teepees at the Coyote Hors Du Temps to luxury guest rooms at the Boulder Mountain Lodge. A variety of restaurants are open seasonally. The Hills and Hollows General Store is open year round, providing groceries, fresh sandwiches, handmade pizzas and homemade bakery treats, plus gifts, gas and camping supplies. Local outfitters can assist visitors with everything from guided day hikes to llama pack trips.

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