The city of Panguitch is surrounded by national parks, state parks, national monuments and national forests, which make the city a great place to stop on the way to some outdoor adventure. The hidden gems that people don’t know about are the many things to do right in the Panguitch area. Panguitch is not only a bouncing point, but a place to see and enjoy as well. Below are five activities in Panguitch that will get you excited to to
Come and visit the rural towns of Bryce Canyon Country
Escape the fast food chains and generic hotels and discover unique sights and smells that will tickle your taste buds and enliven your senses. Small town folk make your stay true to the phrase, “home away from home.” Rural towns are abundant in Bryce Canyon Country and each has its own story and history. On your next drive to Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument or any
On Facebook and Instagram, you see your friends going on adventurous trips. You wish you could also participate in such activities, but with school in session again, you feel you can’t. However, by taking day trips, you CAN! Even though school happens Monday through Friday, Saturdays are open for many memorable one day excursions in Garfield County, Utah.
What is a day trip? According to Google, it’s a journey or excursion completed in one day. Day
The Brian Head Fire may have burned down some trees, but it did not burn down the hearts of the locals whose lives were affected by the fire. The residents of Garfield County have bounced back with even more vigor and resolution. The first ever Panguitch Lake Fishing Tournament is one way they show their resilience as they celebrate the reopening of Panguitch Lake.
“It has been a fun and exciting event that has helped spur new
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,
ATV Riding in Bryce Canyon Country
There are miles and miles of ATV trails throughout Bryce Canyon Country, running through Dixie National Forest and within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, over impressive terrain with incredible views. Here are three in the Panguitch area to get you started:
Yankee Meadows Ride
Overview: Yankee Meadows Ride follows the South Shore of Panguitch Lake, leading to Clear Creek Road and the Yankee Reservoir Overlook. This is a great scenic ride, heavily forested with
Scenic Byway 143 winds for 55 miles between Panguitch and Parowan, connecting I-15 to Highway 89 and following the historic migration route used by the ancient Anasazi. The byway is nicknamed Utah’s Patchwork Parkway after the famous Quilt Walk, when pioneers walked on quilts to keep from falling into the deep winter snow as they made the treacherous trek across the mountain pass to save their settlement from starvation. Bookended by Parowan
Just outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn is responsible for more than 30 miles of cross country ski trails which begin right near the hotel—you can literally ski right outside your door—and wind through alpine meadows and Ponderosa pine forests. Some of the trails lead to breathtaking overlooks of Bryce Canyon, and some connect with designated trails inside Bryce Canyon National Park. The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival (hosted by Ruby’s Inn over President’s Day Weekend) offers free snowshoeing, cross
Bryce Canyon Country ranges in elevation from around 4,500 feet to 11,000 feet. This high-altitude region offers a scenic escape from southern Utah’s scorching heat with pleasant, dry summers, and a gorgeous snow-capped playground in winter.
Bryce Canyon Country’s communities sit at fairly high elevations. Other towns elevations are as follows; Antimony (6,400 feet), Boulder (6,700 feet), Cannonville (5,850 feet), Hatch (6,900 feet), Henrieville (5,997 feet), Panguitch (6,600 feet), and
Bryce Canyon Country’s lakes, rivers, and streams offer some of the best trout fishing in southern Utah. From high-elevation mountain lakes to remote creeks and popular recreation areas surrounded by incredible scenery, you’ll discover Blue Ribbon trout fishing at its best here in Bryce Canyon Country.
Panguitch Lake is one of the most popular fishing lakes in Bryce Canyon Country, located in the Dixie National Forest at an elevation of 8,400 feet. The name Panguitch