Highway 143 reopens after Brian Head Fire

As the Brian Head fire continues to decrease in size, roads and attractions around the mountain are reopening. National Scenic Highway 143 is now reopen on both sides, from Parowan to Panguitch, as well as lodges, restaurants and boat rentals around Panguitch Lake.

“We are so grateful to the firefighters, police force and volunteers who have dedicated time and energy into keeping our community safe,” said Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield County Tourism Office. “Because of their hard work,

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2015 in Bryce Canyon Country

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Travelers are busily considering their destinations for 2015 vacations (holidays) and the region known as Bryce Canyon Country continues to be one of the top places for visitors to Utah.   Whether you are seeking solace, a family experience, or some real adventure, you’ll easily find it in and around Bryce and Capitol Reef National Parks. With the recently launch of The Might Five campaign by the Utah Office of Tourism, many travelers have come to realize that Utah has five national parks

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Slot Canyon - Bryce Canyon Country

Preparations and Precautions for Backcountry Adventure

Whether you’re headed into Bryce Canyon Country’s backcountry for a day or a week, you’ll need to be prepared for anything. Here’s a list of some essentials to help you experience Bryce Canyon Country’s wilderness to the fullest.

Common Sense:– Never hike or travel alone into remote backcountry– Leave your itinerary with someone responsible (and let them know when you’ll be back)– Carry proper gear and supplies– Bring enough rations for the length of your trip– Stay hydrated and nourished with high-energy snacks– Don’t push yourself

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Escalante Utah Town

History of Escalante, Utah

Escalante’s namesake is one of its earliest visitors who passed through the region long before the community was actually established. When Franciscan missionary Silvestre Velez de Escalante was summoned to California in 1776 he carefully journaled his trip through the area now known as Escalante. Another famous expedition took place nearly a century later, when Captain James Andrus led the Southern Utah militia through the region during the Black Hawk Indian War in 1866. But it was Mormon pioneers who

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