Top Places to Eat in Garfield County

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What is one of the best perks of visiting and passing through small towns? Food of course! Garfield County, Utah is FULL of delicious restaurants and yummy tastes. Below, we have included some top places to eat in Garfield County; so on your next road trip, you will have some appetizing ideas on where to eat.

Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm

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The chef-owners at Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm follow Buddhist principles, with a

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Willis Creek Utah

Secret Hiking Spots

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From time to time we let visitors know about some of our best kept secrets. Here’s a look at three great secret hiking locations. 

Willis Creek Slot Canyon – Utah

Willis Creek Willis Creek flows along the edge of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, from Bryce Canyon National Park to Sheep Creek. It’s a fairly easy hike along the flat stream bed through the deeply sculpted canyon, where blue skies peek through the overhanging ridges. One of nature’s finest sculptures, Willis

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Panguitch Lake Fishing

Enjoying water in Bryce Canyon Country

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Here in Bryce Canyon Country’s high desert, water is precious but there are still plenty of spots to enjoy your favorite water activities. From world class fishing in high alpine lakes to waterfalls and white water rapids, come enjoy the moisture in Bryce Canyon Country.

A view of Upper Calf Creek Falls

Waterfalls:  One of the highlights of the Calf Creek Recreation Area (managed by the BLM) is Calf Creek Falls. Set between Navajo sandstone cliffs and amongst juniper and pinyon trees,

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The upper falls at Calf Creek

Upper Calf Creek Falls

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Side trip from Escalante, Utah
Perhaps one of Southern Utah’s best kept secrets, Upper Calf Creek Falls is an 88 ft cascading waterfall located just upstream for Lower Calf Creek. This secluded little downpour is hidden behind a steep sandstone incline, lined with volcanic boulders and obscured from trail view behind the trailhead register.  Two miles roundtrip, most hikers need to allow at least two hours traversing the uphill trail and scouting for the tricky location (it’s easy to get lost).

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Scenic Byway 12 – Waysides: Part 2

Head of the Rocks / Boynton Overlook / Escalante River Trailhead /
Calf Creek Recreation Area / The Hogback / Homestead Overlook
Continuing east from the Upper Valley Graineries along Scenic Byway 12, Head of the Rocks Overlook is located in the Escalante Canyons between Escalante and Boulder.  The overlook offers panoramic views across the slickrock canyons, with the Boulder Mountains to the north, the Henry Mountains to the east, and the Navajo Mountains to the southwest.  This overlook is a

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The Grand Staircase – So Much To See & Do!

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, one of the newest national monuments in the national park system, is truly a wonder to behold; it contains 1.7 million acres of land, more than six thousand vertical feet of alternating cliffs, slopes, and terraces, and extends from the Utah / Arizona border just north rim of the Grand Canyon to the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Laid out like giant stairs, each “riser” is about 2,000 feet high and each “tread” is a

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Lower Calf Creek Falls

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Calf Creek Falls – Click for larger image.

A walk into the lower Calf Creek Falls is an opportunity for multiple experiences. The trail head is found at the Calf Creek campground just fifteen miles east of the town of Escalante on Scenic Byway 12. The waters of Calf Creek begin on the Boulder Mountains and the creek eventually enters the Escalante River drainage.

The Calf Creek Falls hike is approximately 2.5 miles (each direction) and winds it

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