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Yankee Meadows

The Yankee Meadow area is a little known gem that offers outstanding beauty and recreation. Your journey begins five miles from Parowan along Hwy 143. You’ll the see the Yankee Meadows turnoff next to a small water retention basin (good fishing spot). As you drive up the Yankee Meadows Road (locals often call it First […]

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 […]

Explore the Scenic Byway Loop

You’ve heard the old saying, “it’s all about the journey and not the destination”.   Luckily for those traveling in southern Utah, the journey is really part of the destination thanks to our scenic byways. Scenic Byways are officially designated highways that weave through vast landscapes connecting towns, national parks, monuments and forests along the way. […]


Nestled at the base of a hill just east of the stream, Red Creek, Paragonah (pronounced locally as pair-a-GOON-ah) is an ideal location for recreation, and the perfect place to head out with a rod and reel for a family fishing outing. Paragonah History Paragonah was settled by residents from the nearby town of Parowan in […]

The Best Southern Utah Scenic Drives

Parowan to Panguitch | Highway SR-143 | Patchwork Parkway Byway Description: The “Patchwork” name initially came from the heroic story of an early group of pioneers whom, during the harsh winter of 1864, set out to cross the plateau from Panguitch to Parowan in search of food and supplies for their starving colony. The only way they could cross the deep snow […]

Scenic Byways & Backways

As Robert Frost once said, “And I took the road less traveled, and that made all the difference.” Utah’s Scenic Byways and Backways are for those seeking panoramas worlds away from the mainstream. These highways and backcountry paths offer outstanding scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, plus significant cultural and historical elements. What is a Scenic […]

Hiking Trails

Hiking in southern Utah is a great way to explore the region and experience the beautiful scenery. Find everything from arches and waterfalls to ancient forests, narrow canyons and majestic overlooks. Trails range from easy walks to challenging overnight excursions. Be prepared with a good supply of water, good hiking shoes, maps, sun-screen and plenty […]