Local Activities & Attractions
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah is named for just one of many canyons which form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Erosion has carved colorful Claron limestones into thousands of spires, fins, arches and mazes. Collectively called “hoodoos,” these unique formations are whimsically arranged and tinted with colors too numerous and subtle to name.
The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth’s crust, extends 70 miles from nearby Thousand Lake Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National Park, Utah was established to protect this grand and colorful geologic feature, as well as the historical and cultural history that abound in the area.
Zion National Park is one of the gems of the National Park system and one of Utah’s most beloved tourist destinations. The park is located in the far southwestern corner of Utah, where the Colorado Plateau meets the mountains and valleys of the Great Basin. The closest town is Springdale. The sculptured cliffs of Zion Canyon provide visitors with landscapes of unmatched beauty and diversity.
Lake Powell, Utah (Glen Canyon National Recreation Area) offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based and back country recreation. The recreation area stretches hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history.
Founded in 2000, the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally has been providing fun and excitement to people of all ages every year for seven years running on the last weekend in June.
Utah is a great state for active people, which offers exciting activities for all seasons and interests. The natural beauty of the state makes it ideal for such outdoor pursuits as hiking, biking, and horseback riding while the landscape lends itself to river runs, rappelling and off road ATVs. Utah’s recreation industry has worked hard to offer visitors some of the most spectacular golf and ski opportunities in the world.
While staying with us, dine at the Flying M Restaurant.
The Flying M Restaurant, owned and operated by Rick and Janet Oldham, is one of those rare establishments where management receives as much enjoyment out of their business as their customers do.
Within Garfield County, not only will you find thousands of miles of back roads and trails, you’ll encounter some of the most spectacular and breathtaking scenery in the United States. You can access three National Parks and three State Parks. It is home to Scenic Byway 12 that has recently been designated one of 20 ALL AMERICANRoads in the United States and the only one in Utah.
ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) riding in Utah is about as good as it gets. ATV riding in southern Utah in particular offers a combination of terrain and scenery that is unsurpassed in the world. ATV riding in Utah offers opportunities to maneuver over red-rock terrain or through slot canyons, or to venture into high and low deserts for ATV riding and tours or to ride your ATV in the high mountains among the magnificent forests.
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