along the Headwaters heritage area are as diverse as their individual
traditions, but tied together by the common rivers and tributaries which
make the land in Southern Utah blossom. You will find tales of lost
gold and tiny towns where the spirit of hard working miners endures.
You will hear about settlers who crossed snow packed mountains walking
on handmade quilts to bring supplies to their starving families. In
Long Valley, residents welcome the chance to tell of their forefathers
who faithfully lived the United Order, an early Mormon lifestyle based
in sharing community resources...and everywhere the water runs from
the mountains to the streams to the rivers to the valleys.
County & Orderville
Originally settled in 1863, one colorful story
regarding the town's name involved Brigham Young. Young stopped here
on a trip south and enjoyed an evening of "stag" dancing, a common form
of entertainment where men danced together due to the lack of women.
He enjoyed himself so much; he named the town Merry Vale.
Marysvale has a rich mining heritage. Today Marysvale
is an access point for the Paiute ATV Trail. The town is home to the
Cottonwood Downs. Horse races are held in May every year. The World's
Greatest Little Rodeo and Pioneer Days parade and celebrations are held
on the 24th of July. All services are available. For more information
Rock Candy Mountain Resort and ATV Rentals
(Hwy 89 5 miles North of Marysvale: 800-519-2243)
There is magic in the air at Big Rock
Candy Mountain. Beautifully
decorated cabins along the river provide a serene setting
for restful vacationing. The unique look of the Big
Rock Candy Mountain spawns the feeling of being in another
world and lingers in the memory for a lifetime.
High adventure activities
include floating the Sevier River in a raft or kayak, driving
an ATV over miles of mountain trails, mountain biking in
unique surroundings, or spending a couple of hours in the
saddle of one of the most enjoyable trail rides in the west.
ATV Carriers and Accessories
or Fax (435) 417-8888
(2950 West Bullion Canyon Road:
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you to our spacious new cabin. Tastefully decorated in a
western lodge style, there are many amenities for guests.
Warm wood decor is incorporated throughout the cabin, and
a welcoming fireplace greets guests when they enter the
front door. Log beds with fluffy comforters provide a comfortable
night's rest. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling covered
with milled aspen. This ceiling has two skylights where
guests can sleep beneath the stars.
(Main Street: 435-326-4388)
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is located in beautiful Marysvale Utah, at the heart of
the Paiute ATV Trail. A family run business for over
50 years. We would welcome you to come visit magnificent
Piute County and stay with us. Newly remodeled and refurbished.
We spared no expense to make your next visit with us the
most relaxing and comfortable stay ever.
(759 S. Pine Creek Rd: 435-421 - 9309)
Web Site Link
Cabins, where memories are made and vacations are just the
beginning! Taking reservations NOW! Our six-acre resort
is located just one mile off highway 89 in beautiful Bullion
Canyon, Marysvale, Utah. Pine Creek Cabins is perfect for
a quiet get away, a weekend retreat, or your next family
reunion! The resort offers 5 air-conditioned log cabins.
Each cabin has two queen beds, a private bathroom with shower,
and other amenities including DirecTV, microwave, coffee
maker, small refrigerator, and BBQ's available. RV camping
is available with full hook-ups offering picturesque views.
Whether you want to quietly relax and enjoy the serenity
of our log cabins, fish in our local streams and reservoirs,
or travel and explore the extensive Paiute Trail at Connie
and Greg’s Pine Creek Cabins, you can enjoy it all!
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Originally settled in 1880 and known as City Creek,
Junction is, appropriately, located at the junction of the East Fork
and Sevier River. The old Piute County Courthouse is an unmistakable
Located on US 89, Junction is the county seat and
the site of the Piute County Fair held every August. A jackpot roping
event is held weekly at the fairground arena. The stately Piute County
Courthouse, built in 1903 and used until 1997, is listed on the State
and National Historical Record. Piute Lake State Park, located three
miles northeast of Junction, has some of the best fishing in Utah. All
services are available. For more information see:
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The little tree-covered town of Kingston is interesting
because of its unusual history where during the years 1878-1884, the
people lived under the Mormon United Order. The old woolen mill, grist
mill, etc., stood for many years but all were burned in a fire. Kingston
is a beautiful area for picnicking, camping, hiking and fishing. The
rock formations in the canyon are varied and interesting with many Indian
caves to explore. The town of Kingston is a treat to visit. It is beautifully
rural and has many historic and human interest sights. The crumbled
remains of three open air dance halls in the County are reminders of
the excitement and romance of the 1930 to 1950's. The open air dance
hall just outside of Kingston was called "PURPLE HAZE."It has had some
work done on it and has been used for dancing on special occasions through
the years. For more information see:
Utah Horse Adventures
(800 West 700 South: 435-577-2680)
We are not your typical Trail ride outfit.
Visit few places tourist ever see. We love to ride off the
beaten path through the authentic wilderness of the past.
Go Fishing Mountain Lakes and Streams.
You can fish dozens of hidden mountain lakes and streams,
that are only accessible by foot or horseback.
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In 1864, Brigham Young sent fifty families to
this farming community under the direction of Mormon Apostle Orson Hyde.
The town was named by a local settler and was once the capital city
of Piute County. Circleville lies in a pastoral setting along
US 89, and is surrounded by rugged mountain plateaus. The Paiute ATV
Trail runs through Circleville. All services are available.
Circleville boasts of their famous (or infamous),
George LeRoy Parker better known as Butch Cassidy, who spent his youth
there during the 1870's and 1880's and his boyhood home still stands,
near U.S. 89, two miles south of town and in the summer months it is
open for visitors. Piute County is Butch Cassidy Country in more ways
than one, and here he is thought of with a little more kindness and
tolerance than one might expect. It was in Circleville that he grew
up, and here that he learned how to change cattle brands and evade the
law. For more information see:
Cassidy Childhood Home
(U.S. 89, 3 miles south of Circleville)
Keep looking west after you leave Circleville
headed south and you will see the famous outlaw, Butch Cassidy's
boyhood ranch and cabin. If you stop by a local café or
business, there's a good chance you will hear stories about
Butch from the local folk.
Motel & Cafe
( 339 S. Hwy 89: 435-577-2008 or 888-577-2008)
The year round escape that
everyone is looking for, but few have yet to find! Hidden
away among some of Utah's grandest mountains and prettiest
scenery, Butch Cassidy's Hideout is the perfect retreat!
Not only will you be relaxed from a good night's rest in
our clean comfortable rooms that include cable T.V., a movie
channel, and private phones, but you will also enjoy delicious
country cooking from our on site cafe that is open 7 days
RV Park and Campground
(85 South Highway 89: 435-577-2437)
Conveniently located just off of US Highway
89 in Circleville, Utah. We are right on the
Paiute ATV Trails and and connecting to the
Paunsagaunt Trails. Just a short drive from some of
the most spectacular scenery in the world, including Bryce
Canyon, Capitol Reef, Zion, Lake Powell, and the majestic
mountain ranges that are just outside your door. We offer
the convenience of drive through ATVing, you can ride right
through town and up to your RV.
Getaways, ATV Rentals
(351 W. 400 S.: 435-577-2452 or fax 435-577-2441)
ATVGetaways is located in scenic Circleville
Utah, right on the world famous
ATV Trails and connecting to the
Fremont and Paunsagaunt Trails. We are your ideal ATV
Getaway destination. We are here to help you plan your next
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Settled in 1864 by pioneers from across the mountains
in Parowan, the town was originally knows as Fairview, but renamed Panguitch,
an Indian word meaning "big fish" in honor of a nearby lake. A
well-known local legend tells of how the first settlers survived the
initial winter by walking on quilts laid in the snow across the mountains
to get supplies from Parowan.
For more information see:
(185 South 300 East: 435-676-2525)
Stay in the first brick home built in
Panguitch. The facility is newly restored and filled
with handmade quilts, antiques and heritage treasures. Sourdough
waffles with buttermilk syrup is just one of our breakfast
(132 E. Center: 1-800-241-6884)
Panguitch's motor lodges are very much a
part of their heritage. With newly renovated rooms, you
can enjoy the beautiful, clean atmosphere along with the
small town hospitality. Make the Purple Sage Motel
your home away from home as you tour Southern Utah's national
(614 N Main: 435-676-8008)
When you drive through Panguitch, you
can help but feel like you are driving down yesterday's
Main Street in your 1955 Chevy. Part of that "yesterday"
and still very much a part of today is the Flying M Restaurant.
It's getting hard to find that great old Mom and Pop restaurant
these days, but that's what you find here...a great hometown
meal and a nice gift shop as well.
(37 N. Main: 435-676-8650)
Visit our fun shop where you can find
gifts, antiques, quilts, wallpaper and everything you need
to decorate a room.
(21 North Main: 435-676-8950)
Not only will you find some incredible fishing
spots, but you will also find a friendly staff and one of
the best-equipped fishing shops in the area. Make
sure you check out Vince's wooden carved fish and ducks
as well as the work of several marvelous local artisans.
(65 East Center Street: 435-676-8147)
Our shop, located in Panguitch's
old Carnegie library building, offers glassware and collectibles
carefully selected to reflect our country theme. Don't
miss our collection of farm items.
(47 North Main: 435-676-8900)
Thunder Horses Mercantile is the most unique
shopping experience on Utah Heritage Highway 89. You
will find items such as Native American Jewelry, classic
western music, the work of local artists and the best selection
of area guide and picture books. Located next door
to Buffalo Java Coffeehouse where you can shop while enjoying
your favorite beverage.
(250 E. Center Street, Panguitch, Utah:
(435) 676-2500 May 1 - October 1
(702) 877-2664 October 1 - May 1)
a true wildlife adventure as well as a magnificent collection
of antique wagons, farm equipment, a water tower, woodcarvings
and Indian artifacts. We also have a unique gift shop.
Open: May 1 - October 1
Admission: Adults $4.00 - Children 6 to 12 $2.50 - Children
under 6 FREE
Group Rates: Group rates and bus parking available
Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Daily
(47 North Main: 435-676-8900)
Buffalo Java is your stop for gourmet
coffee on the Utah Heritage Highway. Located in a Utah Heritage
Foundation aware winning building, we carry fresh roasted
coffee from Utah's premier roaster. Items served \daily
are espresso drinks, fresh squeezed juices and a complete
selection of bakery items each day.
(100 East and Center Street)
Once used by local Mormon bishops to collect
tithes and distribute good to the needy, the Panguitch Pioneer
Museum, dedicated in 1907, now houses a museum where summertime
visitors can enjoy a fine collection of pioneer artifacts.
Historic Business District
(1-800-444-6689, ext. 89)
Business District is one of Utah's best-preserved historic
downtowns. Many of the turn-of-the-century storefronts
have been restored and today house a vibrant mix of shops,
restaurants and lodging of interest to the heritage tourist.
For more information, visit their website at
(83 N. Main: 435-676-2747)
If you love the work of Native American
artisans, this is the place for you. Jewelry, baskets,
pottery.... this shop has it all and a quality reputation
(Panguitch Visitor Center, 805 N. Main: 1-800-444-6689)
Call or stop by for this walking tour
that includes 24 historic buildings, many constructed with
Panguitch's famous "red brick".
(3800 South Highway 89: 435-676-8770)
Located south of Panguitch near the junction
with Highway 12, this recreated western town offers a wide-ranging
heritage experience. The Dance Hall offers live entertainment
and line dancing. The Gift Shop features Western gifts
featuring the art of cowboy artist Lynn Griffith.
Horseback riding, Dutch oven cooking and unique Western
cuisine, events including cowboy poetry, branding experience
with leather and wood, restaurant and lodging.
Collectibles by CZR
(21 No. Main Street: 435-676-8060)
Specializing in Western
Antiques and Cowboy Collectibles. A wide selection
of the Old West, including Horse Tack and Saddles.
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(18 miles southwest of Panguitch
on Scenic Byway U-143: 1-800-444-6689)
Know by Paiute Indians as "big fish",
Panguitch Lake was settled in 1873 and has been a regional
recreation center since the late 1870s. People came
in covered wagons with provisions to last a week for dances
and horse races. Come visit the historic old lodges
and cabins that still surround the lake.
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Beginning in 1872, several the little towns of
Proctor, Hatchtown, Castle and Johnson formed near Asay and Mammoth
Creeks. The settlers from these towns finally formed the single
community of Hatch named after settler Meltior Hatch and his two wives.
(177 South Main: 1-800-662-5152)
Along the Heritage Highway, you may be
surprised where the treasures are hidden. This motel,
gas station, motel, general store and mini-restaurant have
a nice little gift counter specializing in Native American
gifts. They feature hand painted and signed Native American
pottery and rock art, jewelry, hand craft knives, cedar
clocks and Carolyn's own handmade quilts.
(Center of Town)
There's no way you can miss this red,
white and blue antique store located right on U.S. Highway
89. They carried an impressed selection of cabin and
cowboy collectibles, folkware, beads, buttons, books and
other cool old stuff.
Mountain Trading Post and Rock Shop
(238 N Main Street: 435-735-4354)
Have you ever been to one of those places
where the experience of being there was almost as good as
the products they sell? This is that kind of place.
You can buy anything from old bones to bone handled knives
to bows and arrows, rocks to rock art, Indian jewelry and
(182 South Main: 435-735-4060)
This is much more than another foodmart.
The gift shop inside features local artisan Gene White'
"Intursia" wooden mosaic animal creations as well as a selection
of Olin Power pottery, Native American jewelry, signed rock
art, and hand carved knives. Tony's Outpost also carries
a great selection of cowboy hats and western wear.
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The setting for Western movies and series
such as "Buffalo Bill" and "My Friend Flicka". Today
Duck Creek hosts several wonderful lodges and the famous
"Duck Creek Chili Cookoff".
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Settled in 1862, the town was originally called
Berryville after the leaders of the group of settlers who established
the community. Abandoned after a settler and his wife were murdered
by Indians, the town was resettled in 1871 and renamed Glendale, perhaps
after the Scottish home of the town's bishop.
Hotel Bed and Breakfast, LLC (295 North Main Street:
The historic Smith Hotel Bed and Breakfast
is located in the heart of Utah's Color Country, only minutes
from both Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Mary
Ellen and Joseph F. Smith originally built the hotel in
1927 as a boarding house. We also offer a marvelous
collection of antique many of which are for sale as well
as local crafts.
Nest Bed and Breakfast
(500 West Lydia's Canyon Road: 1-800-293-NEST)
This top quality inn features four unique
guest rooms filled with artifacts and antiques from several
cultures including the heritage-rich Anasazi Suite overlooking
the canyon where ancient Indians once hunted, gathered food
and sang their songs. The dining room offers even
more antiques as well as freshly baked bread and gourmet
coffee. Breakfast is a culinary surprise that provides
a great start to your next heritage adventure.
(95 W. Glendale Bench Road)
Stop by Clayton Cox's woodshop and see
his custom, hand crafted log furniture. His designs
are truly unique as is his use of techniques such as skip
planing and rawhide lashing. Clayton also incorporates
naturally weathered branches, blue stain timber, elk antlers
and bug damaged wood into many of his creations.
(295 North Main Street: 800-528-3558)
Stop by the Smith Hotel for a copy of
the Glendale Driving Tour. Learn about the Berry brothers
and how they settled "Berryville Camp", visit the town cemetery
where the early settlers seem to speak from their graves,
visit the site of the old "United Order" Mill, see Asmas
Jorgensen's carved lions...and more.
and Matt Rogers
(1600 Hidden Lake: 435-648-2607)
Don't miss this jewel of a family studio!
Julie is a marvelous water colorist specializing in children
and children with animals. Her son Matt has won national
awards for his hand carved wooden cowboy caricatures.
Your visit is welcome any time, but a call ahead would be
Catcher Cabin and Breakfast
(2 miles north of downtown Glendale: 800-654-3003)
Whether you are looking for a peaceful
night's sleep or a base camp for horse trips and hiking
adventures, our two modern cabins beside a mountain stream
are perfect for your needs. Breakfast includes jams and
jellies straight from Audrey's garden and Candy brings us
fresh eggs every day.
(P.O. Box 219: 435-648-2141)
Stitch Thru Time manufactures and sells
old-fashioned aprons. They are replicas of vintage aprons
like your grandmother used to wear, made to hand down from
generation to generation. Microwave neck and body heating
pads that can also be used as an ice pack. These heating
pads are for "The person who was everything including achy
bones", great for you or as a gift. Aromatic heating pads,
Americana and designer pillows. Handcrafted lavender sachets
to quilt tablecloths. Check out our web site.
Hollow Artist Co-op
(75 N. Main: 435-648-3048)
Apple Hollow, an Artists haven has charm
and gifts of high quality and appeal. Often there are artists,
like the "Stone Man," out in front of the shop creating
their craft. Painters, jewelry crafter's, pottery makers
and handicraft artist and more all contribute their talents
to this unique shop.
Location: Glendale, Utah
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Alton was originally known as Roundys Station
for the settler who built two log cabins at the town site. Later
named Graham for a pioneer who was a bookkeeper for a local sawmill,
the town earned its current name when a two-year-old child drew the
name from a hat in 1912. The Alton Fjord in Norway inspires the
Heaton Host Home
(91 S. Main Street: 1-888-741-7099)
Our charming, gray and white gingerbread
Victorian home is located in a tiny village nestled in a
beautiful valley among the rolling hills at the bottom of
Bryce Canyon's coral cliffs. Enjoy country living as you
wander among our fruit trees and visit our horse and chickens.
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Settled in 1875 by Mormon settlers from Glendale,
the town was named after the United Order, a strict form of cooperative
living encouraged by the Mormon Church and practiced locally for many
Rock and Jewelry Shop
(South End of Town: 435-648-2255)
In addition to a first class rock garden,
we offer unique rock carvings from Utah stone such as Picasso
and Zebra marble and our local Septarian. Among many
designs are our own bison and a Zuni bear designed by a
wonderful Indian woman. We also carry a selection
of Indian crafts and jewelry including our own wire wrap
jewelry. Don't miss our fossils and fossil and mineral
Mine Rock Shop
(South End of Town) pile of a different type is an experience.
Rock hounding has been part of Utah's heritage for longer
than anyone can remember and this shop is a tribute to the
hobby. Inside rocks and minerals from Utah and around
the world are polished and displayed. There are also
wonderful gift items.
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