Highway 143 Scenic Byway

Scenic Byway 143 follows a 55-mile course between Panguitch and Parowan, Utah, and connects Intestate 15 to Highway 89. This throughway follows the historic migration route used by the ancient Anasazi and is nicknamed Utah’s Patchwork Parkway.  Just off I-15, the town of Parowan was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1851. Ancient Native Americans left… Continue reading Highway 143 Scenic Byway

Panguitch Lake

Panguitch Lake is located just 20 minutes south of the town of Panguitch and, at 8,400 feet in elevation, is a great year-round mountain destination. Panguitch Lake is found right along Scenic Highway 143 and is a great basecamp for exploring nearby attractions such as Cedar Breaks National Monument, Mammoth Cave, Cascade Falls, and other… Continue reading Panguitch Lake

Pine Lake

Pine Lake, Utah is a hidden gem, situated well off the beaten track. Covering just 77 acres it is surrounded by a dry and barren desert. Located at 7,500 feet, Pine Lake offers a cool refreshing contrast to the hot arid conditions of red rocks and white cliffs which surround it. This small lake is… Continue reading Pine Lake

Tropic Reservoir

Tropic Reservoir is a small but very scenic lake of 180 acres that is popular for fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. It is the trailhead for the Paunsaugunt Trail at an elevation of 7,835 feet. Learn More 435-676-9300 

Lake Powell

Located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA), Lake Powell is a literal watering hole for visitors to have a splashing time. Hiking, boating, swimming, and fishing are popular pastimes with the stunning, red-rock canyons as a backdrop in this Southern Utah hotspot. Whether on land or water, over two million travelers gather with family… Continue reading Lake Powell

Wide Hollow Reservoir

Wide Hollow Reservoir is well-stocked with rainbow trout and bluegill, and its clear blue waters are a favorite local destination for boating, canoeing, and water sports.  Shore fishing is the preferred method, as motorized boats are prohibited. The reservoir is also ideal for swimming. Paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes can be rented to enjoy a day… Continue reading Wide Hollow Reservoir

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is an unparalleled location for water-based and backcountry recreation. Here, visitors will find scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history. Additionally, the controversy surrounding the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and the creation of Lake Powell contributed to the birth of the modern-day environmental movement. The park… Continue reading Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Calf Creek Recreation Area & Campground

Calf Creek Recreation Area is located between Escalante and Boulder on Byway 12.  Within this region, the Calf Creek Recreation Area Campground has 13-sites, a day-use picnic area, and the trailhead to Lower Calf Creek Falls.  This family-friendly, fairly easy hike is about 6 miles roundtrip, but don’t let that scare you off from one… Continue reading Calf Creek Recreation Area & Campground

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