Capitol ReefUtah Heritage By-Way 12 and 24

While not actually located on the Utah Heritage Highway, the Boulder Mountain Loop begins and ends on U.S. 89 and is truly an awe inspiring heritage by-way.  Capital Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks turn a marvelous heritage journey into an unforgettable visual treat.

Along the way, you will visit some of the most isolated towns in America.  You will be surprised and delighted with the artists, potters and woodworkers who are beginning to congregate in Torrey and Escalante.  Take the time for a guided horse pack or 4-wheel vehicle trip along cowboy trails and don't miss the chance to experience ancient Indian heritage at Anasazi State Park.  Oh, we almost forgot!  The pickle and pinto bean pies at the Sunglow Restaurant in Bicknell are a heritage experience worth the trip alone.

Begin your Boulder Mountain Loop tour in any of these exciting heritage communities:

Loa    Fremont    Bicknell    Torrey    Fruita    Teasdale 
Grover   Boulder   Escalante   Cannonville   Tropic   Bryce

Loa 84747

Wayne County settlers who have been living on separate farms and ranches followed the direction of church leaders and established Loa in 1878.  The town's name is derived from the Hawaiian mountain Mauna Loa that means high, large and powerful.  Loa is Wayne County's county seat.

Road Creek Inn
(98 South Main Street: 1-800-388-7688)

This marvelous bed and breakfast inn offers 21 rooms, each tastefully decorated with heritage furniture.  You can also choose to stay in their huge barn located just up the road.  Don't miss tasting one of their local trout specialties in their dining room. Don't miss the work of Utah artisans available in their gift shop


Chappell Cheese Factory
(982 West Highway 24: 435-836-2821)

Chappell Cheese is a family owned cheese plant whose doors are open to guests.  Take the time for a tour of the plant then stop by their shop to buy the freshest cheeses you've ever tasted.  Our motto is "we're a Cut Above the Rest!"


Linda's Country DéCor & Floral
33 S. Main Street: 435-836-2200 work
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Collectables - Hand Crafted Gifts -
Floral Shop - Country Crafts

Road Creek Ranch
(98 South Main Street: 1-800-388-7688)

Road Creek Ranch is the place to go to experience Western heritage.  Whether you are interested in hunting or fishing on their private ranch, shooting sporting clays, enjoying a cowboy cookout, taking a trail ride or joining in a real life cattle drive, this is the place for you.


Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saint Tabernacle

On November 23, 1906, the ground was broken for this Tabernacle. It took three years with the assistance of the community, and was completed and dedicated in 1909.  This local religious edifice is the centerpiece of this lovely rural town.


The Old House Antiques & Collectibles
(417 West 300 South: 435-836-2382)

Home to the area's oldest structure, come and see Wayne County's largest assortment of antiques, collectibles, furniture and quilts, all at reasonable prices.  Locally made old-fashioned soap, quilted pillows and more.  Circle driveway for easy access for trailers and motor homes.

Grundy Gals Honey Taffy
55 S. Main Street:

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Fremont 84747

The first permanent settlers came to this little town named for the Fremont River in 1876 after being temporarily settled the previous year.

Outdoor Source Guide Service
 (H.C. 61 Box 230: 435-836-2372)

For nearly 100 years, the Boulder Mountain and Fremont River have been a fishing destination for Utah anglers.  Our fly-fishing guide service offers fly-fishing day trips that are fun and easy to learn.

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Bicknell  84715

Settled in 1879, the town was first named Thurber after a local church leader, explorer and Indian interpreter.  The name changed to Bicknell when the town agreed to change its name in exchange for a gift of books for its public library from Thomas W. Bicknell from Rhode Island.

Aquarius Inn and Restaurant
340 West Main:

Fine Dining


Bicknell/Thurber Daughters of the Utah Pioneer Building

To make the kiln fired bricks of this, the first public building in Bicknell, red, settlers hauled clay 140 miles by wagon to bathe their local bricks in a red clay bath.  The building was dedicated in 1889 and served many purposes until its restoration by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in 1971.

Sunglow Family Restaurant
 (91 East Main: 435-425-3701)

Our menu is what you would expect in a family restaurant….good food at a good price.  However, it's our pies that have made us a famous heritage landmark.  Try our pinto bean, pickle, buttermilk and oatmeal pies- they're delicious.


Simple Things
(105 North Highway 24: 435-425-3150)

Offers flowers, balloons, greeting cards, afghans, candles and items made by local craftspeople. 


Wayne Theatre
11 East Main

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Torrey 84775

Before its current name, Torrey was known as Popular, Bonita, Central, Youngstown and Poverty Flat.  It is now named after Colonel Torrey, a veteran of the Spanish-American War.

The Torrey Gallery
(80 East Main Street: 435-425-3909)

The Torrey Gallery offers paintings, sculpture and photography by contemporary Utah artists as well as woodcarvings and furniture by local craftsmen.  A carefully chosen selection of Navajo rugs representing the various styles of Navajo weavers is available.


Torrey Log School and Church

Completed in 1898, this one room community meeting house and school was built by local settlers who furnished labor, cash and materials including hauling logs from the neighboring hills.  Proceeds from public dances funded many of the building needs including the bell for the tower. The building has been placed on the National Register as an example of log construction specifically built for multiple religious, civic and educational purposed.


Café Diablo
(599 West Main: 435-425-3070)

We serve innovative Southwestern cuisine using herbs from our own kitchen garden.  Come and sample our specialties:  Rattlesnake Cakes, Pumpkinseed Crusted Trout, Vegetarian Torta and our home-made deserts!


Rim Rock Restaurant
(2523 Highway 24: 435-425-3398)

A taste of the Old West!  Affordable food and fun in a fabulous setting.  The steak house you've been looking for – with Southern Utah's most scenic view!  Great veggies and healthy meals.


Thousand Lakes RV Park Western Cookout Dinners
(1050 West Hwy 24: 435-425-3500)

From May 1st until October 1st, we offer western cookout dinners with grilled rib eye steaks, chicken or a vegetarian garden patty.  We will be cooking every day except Sunday.


Capitol Reef Inn and Café
(360 West Main: 435-425-3271)

Join us for fresh, natural and local foods deliciously cooked to your satisfaction.  Our local fresh trout is a favorite!  You will also enjoy our gift shop that features unique Utah artisans.


Robber's Roost Books and Beverages
(185 West Main Street: 435-425-3265)

Find the perfect book and enjoy gourmet coffee and espresso drinks.  We are also the home of the Entrada Institute and offer a unique selection of local pottery and artwork.  We also feature the hand crafted wood items made by members of the Southern Utah Forest Products Association.


Sand Creek Gift Shop
(540 Highway 24: 435-425-3577)

Specializing in jewelry by a local artist, our earrings and necklaces are made from deer antlers and other natural materials.


The Old Cedar Tree Rocks and Fossils
(135 Main Street: 435-425-3992)

Rock and fossil hunting has long been part of Utah's heritage.  Our shop offers a wide selection of rocks and fossils from Utah and around the world.  We also sell local wood creations, candles, pottery and jewelry as well as Indian collectibles.


Sweet Pea Gifts
222 East Main: )
Torrey Trading Post & Cabins
(75 West Main Street: 435-425-3716)

We are the largest gift shop in the area!  Offering southwest gifts and souvenirs, our shop is located right in the middle of town.Torrey Trading Post front view of store  We also provide fully furnished cabins.


Thousand Lakes Gift Shop
(1050 West Highway 24: 435-425-3500)

Specializing in resort clothing (sweatshirts & t-shirts), Native American jewelry and southwestern gifts.  We offer the largest inventory in the area!  We also provide accommodations in 5 log cabins and a Western Cookout Dinner.


Skyridge Bed and Breakfast Inn

Located on Hwy 24 just easy of Hwy 12, our bed and breakfast inn is proud of its AAA Four Diamond rating.  Our 75 acres offer unparalleled views.  Two of our six distinctive guest rooms offer private hot tubs.  Enjoy an elegant full breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres.


Cowboy Homestead and Country Cabins
 (Highway 12: 435-425-3414)

Located half way between Torrey and Grover on Hwy 12, our cabins have a cowboy atmosphere, private baths, fully equipped kitchenettes, queen beds and BBQ.  Enjoy horseback riding along the Fremont River and enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets.  Western hospitality at its best!


Alpine Anglers Flyshop
(310 West Main Street: 888-484-3331)

Part of the Boulder Mountain heritage is its huge brook trout.  We supply specialty flies and equipment, guided fly-fishing trips, tent camping and Dutch oven dinners.  Stop by our tiny cabin where our ancestors once lived with six children and we'll talk fishing.


Torrey Pines Bed and Breakfast Inn
(250 South 800 East: 435-425-3401)

Private and secluded, we have a cottage with a king size bed in the loft and a private balcony.  Downstairs are two twin beds with a private patio.  Beautifully landscaped gardens


Hondoo Rivers and Trails
(95 East Main Street: 1-800-332-2696)

Guided tours of Capitol Reef National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and surrounding areas via jeep, horse and foot.  Special heritage tours arranged to ancient Indian, pioneer and outlaw sites


Capitol Reef Riding Stables
(2600 East Hwy 24 :435-425-3761)

We provide educational and fun guided horseback rides through the historic Capitol Reef area.


Wild West Wagon Rides
(165 East Main Street: 435-425-3710)

Enjoy an evening of southwestern charm.  Dutch oven dinners and wagon rides, reservations required.  Old West Village.

Wild Hare Expeditions
(2600 East Hwy 24)

Guided Backcountry tours in Capitol Reef Country!  Special interest tours arranged for heritage visitors.  Hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, scenic 4X4 excursions.

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Fruita (Capitol Reef National Park) 84775

Settled by Niels Johnson around 1876, the town was originally called Junction due to its location at the confluence of the Fremont River and Sand Creek.  The village was renamed Fruita in 1903 because of the wonderful fruit grown in Capitol Reef Valley.  The town of Fruita was absorbed into Capital Reef National Park (a national monument at the time) in 1955.

Fruita Schoolhouse

This one-room, 17X20 foot log schoolhouse was built in 1896 and in operation until 1941.  Young women earned $70 a month to classes ranging from nine to twenty-five students.  The building was also the community meeting house.


Behunin Cabin

Elijah Cutler Behunin built this red sandstone cabin prior to 1890.  The cabin has one window, a door and a fireplace.  He lived there with his wife and ten children.  Legend claims some family members slept in giant holes in the neighboring sandstone, in a dugout and in a wagon box.


Gifford Homestead

The Capitol Reef Natural History Association, in collaboration with the National Park Service, operates the Gifford House as a museum, cultural demonstration site and sales outlet to increase visitor awareness of the Fruita settlements. The homestead includes a seven-room house, barn, smokehouse, garden, pasture, and rock walls in the midst of 200 cultivate acres within Fruita Valley. Items for sale include reproductions representing the era of this historic home made by local artisans.

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Teasdale 84773

Teasdale was founded in 1870 and named after Mormon Church apostle George Teasdale.

Teasdale Cultural Hall

Home to the Annual High Country Quilters Quilt Show on the 4th of July, this is one of the most architecturally interesting structures in Wayne County.  Constructed in 1917-18, the local people modeled the roof after that of the unique Salt Lake Tabernacle, except  "they provided hips at the corners instead of using the rounds ends of their prototype."  Residents quarried red rock for the hall and donated most of the labor.


Nielson Grist Mill
(On Highway 24 between Teasdale and Bicknell)

Rebuilt in 1890 after the original mill built in 1883 by Danish miller Hans Peter Nielson burned down, this picturesque gristmill has 16 elevators and five reels for flour milling. The dust collector and water driven turbine were made from native wood.  The mill closed in about 1935.  A monument at a turnout east of the mill tells the story of this historic staple of the county's early history.


Cactus Hill Ranch Motel & Guest House

Located two miles southeast of Teasdale, our six rooms are located on a working 100-acre ranch in a quiet valley.  This is a place to dream!


Cockscomb Inn & Cottage B&B
(97 South State Street: 435-425-3511)

Our charming country inn is located in a picturesque ranching town nestled between high mountain ranges and red rock desert.  Spend your evenings sitting on our patio or around our fire pit sharing the day's adventures. 


The Lodge at Red River Ranch
(2900 West Highway 24: 1-800-20-LODGE)

Our rustic log lodge sits beside the river on an historic ranch.  Enjoy our lounge, library, and beautiful rooms with fireplaces, private baths and balconies.  One of Travel & Leisure's "25 Best American Lodges."


Muley Twist Bed and Breakfast
(1256 South)

Our new bed and breakfast sits peacefully on 30 acres.  Enjoy the expansive views from our large porch.  Each individually decorated room comes with a private bath, queen beds and hearty breakfasts


Pine Shadows
(195 West 125 South)

Located in a pinion pine grove with views of Navajo sandstone rock formation, our cabins are roomy, affordable luxury!  Cabins are equipped with private baths, fully equipped kitchenettes, 2 queen beds.

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Grover 84773

Settled in 1880 and originally known as Carcass Creek, this little town was later renamed in honor of President Grover Cleveland.

Vance Morrill's Flute Shop
(2655 South Highway 12: 435-425-3144)

We have worked with one of the nation's best Indian flutists to design a flute that is both acoustically pleasing and reasonably priced.  We welcome the opportunity to show you our work.

Grover Valley Playhouse

One of the real surprises along the Boulder Loop is this marvelous log playhouse offering outstanding acting and mouthwatering cookouts.  Call for times and dates of events.

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Boulder 84716

Named for the nearby Boulder Mountain, Boulder was settled between 1889 and 1894. Boulder could only be reached by pack train or on horseback until the first road accessible by wagon and automobile was built in 1935. Supposedly the last town in the lower 48 states to receive the mail by horseback.
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Davis Crafts
(525 North Hwy 12: 435-335-7346)

There is something about the work of a skilled wood turner that warms our primal souls and that's the case in this tiny studio.  You won't be able to leave without a bowl or a one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope! Please call ahead so they know you are coming.


Burr Trail Trading Post and Grill
(Corner of Hwy 12 and Burr Trail: 435-335-7500)

Located in one of the most remote towns in America, this shop hosts Native American jewelry, pottery, rugs and drums, some of which are antiques.  They feature the rock sculptures of Native American artisan David Holiday.  Don't miss the chance to try perhaps the best Navajo taco in the region.


Boulder Mountain Ranch B&B
(Salt Gulch/Hell's Backbone Road: 435-335-7480)

We invite you to stay in our 5 guest rooms and 3 cabins on our working cattle ranch.  Come learn why there's no better way to enjoy Western heritage than from the back of a horse.


Boulder Mountain Lodge
(Highway 12 & Burr Trail: 1-800-556-3446)

This is a marvelous new lodge with a rustic exterior and an interior filled with heritage.  Their gallery and common area offers paintings and pottery by Utah artisans Each room has a quilt on the wall and information regarding how to contact the quilter.  While you are there stop by their gourmet restaurant.


Escalate Canyon Outfitters
(P.O. Box 1330: 1-888-326-4453)

Get ready for a different kind of horse trip you will never forget.  We load our packhorses with all the food and gear you need and take you on a 5-6 day hike in the Escalante River Country.  Walk down cattle trails and see where cowboys etched brands, pictures and poems in the rock.  Enjoy Indian pictoglyph, petroglyphs and granaries. 

Anasazi Indian Village State Park (435-335-7308)

In 1050 A.D., 200 people lived at this site, making it one of the largest Anasazi communities west of the Colorado River.  Take a self-guided tour through the partially excavated village and stop at the museum to view the artifacts.

Poles Place Motel & Eatery
(465 N. Highway 12: 435--335-7422 or 800-730-7422)
Hells Backbone Grill
(Highway 12 & Burr Trail: 435-335-7460)
Boulder Mesa Restaurant
(155 E. Burr Trail: 435-335-7447)
Hills & Hollows
(Highway 12: 435-335-7349)
Circle Cliffs Motel
(205 N. Highway 12: 435-335-7353)
Scotty Mitchell
(P.O. Box 1512: 435-335-7303)
Redrock & Lamas
(P.O. Box 1304: 435-559-7325)

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Escalante 84726

Named for Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante who passed nearby, Escalante was founded in 1875 by four Mormon settlers from Panguitch. A.H. Thompson, chief mapper for John Wesley Powell's crew, recommended the name. For more information see:

Serenidad Gallery
(360 W. Main Street: 435-826-4720)

This local shop features the work of local cowboy artist Lynn Griffin and several local photographers.  They also carry a quality selection of antiques including buttons. And local soaps. They offer local rocks and petrified wood including petrified wood jewelry and bookends Don't miss the hand painted porcelain buttons, Navajo rugs and custom jewelry.


Desert Wolf Gallery
50 W. Main St.

Specializing in works by area artists Western Art/Objects Featuring the collection of owner, Sharol Bernardo. Native American Jewelry, Pottery, Weavings and Sculpture

Family Treasures
(P.O. Box 506: 435-826-4490)

Wood, Ceramics, Floral's & More.

Broken Bow RV Rock Shop
(495 W. Main Street: 435-826-4959)

Prospecting has played a major role in Utah history and this shops "rock garden" is a testament to this heritage.


Cross Stitch and More
(55 South 200 East: 435-826-4628)

Sue Mosier offers cross-stitch supplies, patterns and lessons. She also sells her own cross-stitched crafts. Whether you want to buy or learn, you are always welcome.


Nature's Sound
(460 West Main Street: 435-826-4700)

Kevin Peterson's handmade Native American style drums are a "must see" on your tour.  The drums come in all sizes and are made from pine, spruce and other native woods and stumps with cow and elk drum heads.


Ruthanne Oliver / Sun Spirit Studio
(680 W. 500 S.: 435-826-4923)

Ruthanne creates appliqué wall hanging logo.jpg (116136 bytes)and clothing, often with Southwestern themes.  She is a frequent guest artisan at shows throughout the region.  Studio visits by appointment.  Escalante Outfitters and Desert Wolf Gallery in town also have her work is on display.

Sculptured Furniture, Art + Ceramics
(1540 W. Highway 12, 1/2 mile west of Escalante: 435-826-4631)

David and Brigitte Delthony are a unique find in a unique land.  He describes his sculptured furniture as organic and ergonomic.  Made from laminated hardwoods and sculpted using a chainsaw and other hand tools, his works are sold internationally.  Brigitte produces art and craft works from clay and other natural materials.  Don't miss her pit-fired primitive pottery.


Diane Richins
485 N Wide Hollow,
P.O. Box 338: 435-826-4876)

Scroll saw work & Ceramics


Darlene Edmiston
(450 E. Hwy 12,
P.O. Box 17: 435-826-4328)

Hand made dolls and clothing's.


Escalante Rose Antique Shop
(29 West Main: 435-826-4272)

We just learned about this shop the day before we went to press and it comes highly recommended as a place that carries Victorian and Western Antiques.  Sorry, but we don't have any additional information, but Escalante is a small town.  Just ask anywhere!


Escalante's Grand Staircase B&B
(280 West Main: 435-826-4890)

We've included this B&B not because of its historical significance (Old West style with rough hewn timber and log beds), but because of it's tiny gift shop.  It features "made in Utah' gifts including pottery, wood sculptures and jewelry purchased from Native American artisans who stop by from time to time.


Hole-In-The-Rock Scenic Backway
(18 Miles South)

Explore this 57-mile dirt road leading to Hole-in-the-Rock where, in 1880, Mormon settlers cut a passage and lowered their wagons over the 1200-foot cliff to the canyon floor and the Colorado.  The last five miles require a high clearance vehicle.  Passenger cars only in good weather.


Escalante Walking Tour of Pioneer Homes and Barns
(Call 435-826-4810 or ask locally)

This local walking tour highlights 96 historic buildings and tells the history of Escalante.  This is the perfect way to see this lovely, little Western town.

Cowboy Blues Restaurant
(531 West Main: 435-826-4577)

Local restaurant.

Circle D Restaurant
(475 West Main: 435-826-4747)

Local restaurant.

The Prospector
(400 W. 50 North: 435-826-4747)

Local restaurant.

Gwendolyn Zeta
(PO Box 422: 435-826-4715)

Creates one-of-a-kind snakes from naturally twisted tree branches or roots. They are variously carved, painted, beaded and/or shellacked, and vary in size from six inches to five feet. They are currently sold at The Torrey Home & Garden Store in Torrey, UT. She also creates natural stone beaded necklaces and chokers. The stones used most often are: turquoise, coral, amber, carnelian, jet, jade, sugilite and peridot. These are sold at Desert Wolf Gallery in Escalante, UT.

Local Artists and Artisans:, Ruthanne Oliver, Sheila Woolley Faulkner, Lynn Griffin, Keven Peterson & Jenifer Brewer, Randsom Owens, Richard Costigan and Howard Hutchison.

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Cannonville, 84718

Cannonville, located in the Upper Paria Valley was settled in 1877 by a band of Mormon settlers who were relocating their town, first from the Pahreah settlement at the south end of the Pahreah River, then from Clifton close to the confluence of the Henrieville River with the upper Pahreah River. Flooding and an unreliable water supply were the reasons for the many moves of these hearty settlers. The original families included Ebenezer Bryce, the Littlefield and Bliss families as well as the James Thompsons, Hendersons, Ingrams and Mechams. The new town site was named Cannonville after the Latter Day Saint apostle George Q. Cannon.  Today Cannonville hosts the Grand Staircase National Monument Visitor Center and is a gateway to the Monument lands as well as Kodachrome State Park. The shady City Park offers the perfect picnic venue for travelers and families reunions alike.

Bryce Valley KOA
(Highway 12 at Red Rock Road:
 888-562-4710 or 435-679-8988
Fax 435-679-8986)

Close to Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase National Monument. Bryce Valley KOA offers a peaceful setting on spectacular Highway 12 in Utah's Color Country. Short drive to Petrified Forest and Kodachrome State Parks. Explore secret canyons. Trace footsteps of ancient cultures. We have long pull-throughs, private tent sites, and Kamping Kabins near the kitchen pavilion. Relax in our heated pool. We sell propane and have a dump station. Convenience store, gift shop, and laundromat on site. Reunions and groups welcome. Come camp with us!

Grand Staircase Inn and Country Store
(105 North Kodachrome Dr:
877- 472-6346 or 435-679-8400)

26 new guest rooms, honeymoon suite w/Jacuzzi-hot tub, anniversary suite. Open all year. TV, VCR rentals, phones, gift shop, convenience store, gasoline. Gateway to Kodachrome State Park and the Grand Staircase National Monument.

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Tropic 84776

A reliable source of water into Bryce Valley as well as the water rights to Spring Creek enabled the town of Tropic, located five miles northwest of Cannonville, to develop. By 1889 the Tropic town site was surveyed by William Lewman, Andrew Hansen and James Ahlstrom. Soon, other families arrived to settle Tropic including the Otts, Pollocks, Shakespeares, Johnsons and Spendloves. The settlement of Tropic was named by then bishop Andrew Hansen who suggested that while Tropic's climate was not really tropical, it was warmer than neighboring Panguitch and Pine Lake.

Bryce Pioneer Village

Stay in one of the original cabins built in Bryce Canyon National  Park in 1927.  They have been fully restored.  We also have a cabin built by Ebenezer Bryce, the homesteader for whom the park is named.  Join us down by the river under the cottonwoods for a full Dutch oven dinner and live country music.  Take a minute to stop by the gift shop up at our motel and look at our Indian jewelry and gifts.


Francisco Farm B&B
(51 Francisco Lane: 1-800-642-4136
435-679-8721 Fax 435-679-8769)

Francisco's Farm Bed and Breakfast has three welcoming guest rooms each with private bath, phone, TV and air conditioning, decorated with homemade quilts and antiques. Rooms are enhanced by wonderful views of Bryce Valley. Select from several hearty and delicious breakfasts, all accompanied by luscious homemade stone ground bread. We sell our jams, jellies and flower seeds from our own gardens. Sourdough pancakes and waffles. Small pack trips and hound dogs. Visit our 10-acre working farm. Where you can help do chores. milk goats, feed chickens, haul hay, move sprinklers and gather eggs.


American Heritage Tours

Ebenezer Bryce, the Honeymoon Trail, John Wesley Powell…. Utah's unique history lends itself to wonderful group tours and we will help any group put together a quality heritage experience. Call us today!

Bryce Valley Inn
(199 N. Main (Hwy 12): 800-442-1890 or 435-679-8811 Fax 435-679-8846)

Bryce Valley Inn is a pleasant motel with 65 rooms; open year round. Very reasonable rates. We have a beautiful view of Bryce Canyon from our valley. We have an on site restaurant open seasonally for breakfast and dinner. You will be welcomed amicably


Garfield County News
(120 N. Main (Hwy 12): 435-679-8730 Fax 435-679-8847)

 The hometown news of Bryce Canyon Country. Publishing weekly Garfield County's only newspaper and the annual Bryce Canyon Recreation Guide. Located on Hwy 12 adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park on the shorted route between Bryce and Capitol Reef National Parks. Subscriptions: $34.00 year.

Stone Canyon Inn
(1220 West Stone Canyon Lane: 866-489-4680 435-679-8611 Fax 435-679-841)

The new Stone Canyon Inn is open all year. Each of the five elegant rooms include Jacuzzi baths, TV and VCR, phone, and a gourmet breakfast. There are spectacular views from every window and a large deck for viewing sunrise and sunset.


Bryce Country Cabins
 (320 N. Highway 12: 888-679-8643 Fax 435-679-8989

Experience real country living in our private log cabins. Each cabin has 2 queen size beds, table, chairs, heating and AC, Color TV, microwave oven, refrigerator, and coffee maker. There is a porch swing for relaxing and enjoying the view of Bryce Canyon. Bryce Country Cabins are located on a 20 acre farm facing the flaming cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park and surrounded from behind by the brilliant pink Escalante Mountain Plateau. We are just 5 minutes away from the nation's newest national monument, The Escalante Grand StairCase National Monument. Come and enjoy all of our farm animals in beautiful Bryce Valley. Children and pets are welcome. Ask "Danny " about a possible horse ride.!


Bryce Point Bed and Breakfast
(61 N 400 West:  888-200-4211or 435-679-8629 Fax 435-679-8629)

Bryce Point B&B is a comfortable and relaxing home, renovated in the '80s and opened to guests soon after. Each room is named for the innkeepers' children and their spouses and feature comfortable furnishings and large picture windows. Relax on the wraparound porch or pick a movie from the innkeepers' library, then snuggle up in your room to watch an old favorite. Six national and state parks surround the Tropic area offering plenty of seasonal activities.

A&R Bybee's Steppingstone Motel
(21S. Main: 435-679-8998)

Bybee's Steppingstone Inn is located on Highway 12 in the heart of Bryce Canyon. Located in the community of Tropic where you will enjoy a nice quiet friendly atmosphere. Our seven rooms are accented with original artwork in a comfortable décor. Our rooms are very clean and cheerful with satellite TV and air conditioning. Enjoy a stay with us!

Fox's Bryce Trails Bed and Breakfast
(1001 West Bryce Way:  435-679-8700 Fax 435- 679-8727)

Sleep like you have never slept before! Fox's Bryce Trails offers each guest new and spacious rooms in a secluded serene setting. Private bathrooms, air conditioning, TV/movies and a delicious hearty breakfast await you. Relax on the sun deck and enjoy spectacular views of Bryce Canyon National Park and Powell Point on the Escalante Plateau. Walking distance to the east boundary of Bryce National Park.


Canyon Trail Rides
(P.O. Box 128: 435-679-866 Fax 435-679-8709)

Canyon Trail Rides is a horse ride concession inside Bryce Canyon National Park. Taking the horseback ride at Bryce you will see more grandeur and beauty than you can imagine. Like an exciting trip through the eons of time...a close-up look at beautiful rock formations thousands of years in the making. Formations on which wind and rain are forever working their handicraft of sculpture. Most people who ride with us have never been on horseback before. The Mangum Family has been in operation for almost 30 years and would love to have you take a ride with us and see the National Park by horse or mule.


Bryce Pioneer Village
(80 S Main (Hwy 12): 800-222-0381 or 435-679-8546

Bryce Pioneer Village offers 42 guest rooms and 18 cabins (one with a kitchen) each with TV, phone, and A/C. Open year round. We also have two hot tubs and a gift shop. The restaurant is opened seasonally and offers a Dutch Oven breakfast and dinner. Campground and RV Park. ATV tours available.

Doug's Place
(141 N. Main (Hwy 12): 800-993-6847 or 435-679-8600, 8633 Fax 435-679-8605)

Centrally located in Tropic, Doug's Place is a Phillips gas station as well as an Associated Foods grocery store. We have fresh meats and produce as well as a complete grocery selection. We also have ice, cold pop, beer and other convenience foods. May through October Mimi's Candy Store is open inside Doug's Place. They feature fresh fudge, salt-water taffy and many old-fashioned candy favorites.

Hoo-Doos Restaurant
(141 N. Main (Hwy 12): 800-993-6847 or 435-679-8600, 8633 Fax 435-679-8605)

Hoo-Doos Restaurant is located inside Doug's Place and next to Doug's Country Inn. The restaurant has some of the very best food in the area. We feature tender steaks, local fresh fish, and great down home BBQ. We also have fresh baked pies and gourmet ice cream. We are open seasonally February through November.

Doug's Country Inn Motel
(141 N. Main (Hwy 12): 800-993-6847 or 435-679-8600, 8633 Fax 435-679-8605)

Doug's Country Inn is located just 10 miles from the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park and located in the valley of Bryce Canyon. We have 28 rooms with air conditioning, TV, and direct dial telephones. Reasonably priced so you can stay a few days and really visit this beautiful area.

Buffalo Sage Bed and Breakfast
(980 N. (Hwy 12): 435-679-8443 866-232-5711)

Bryce Valley's newest Bed and Breakfast. Hilltop location with 360 degree views of Bryce Canyon and Escalante Mountains. Enjoy the sunrise, sunset, and spectacular night sky from our wraparound deck. Four large guest rooms with private outside entrances. Each room features a king size bed, TV, and private bath. Big, delicious breakfast- we specialize in fun. Sincerely,

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Bryce 84764

Bryce is named for Ebenezer Bryce, a cattleman who homesteaded there in 1875 thereby giving his name to both the community and the national park.

Ruby's Inn Gift Shop and Gallery
(Highway 63: 435-834-5484)

Our gift shop and gallery are one of the most extensive in the region.  In the shop our heritage items range from Native American jewelry and pioneer soap to  Utah honey, jams and jellies and a huge selection of Native American music.  Our gallery specialized in high end Native American crafts including drums, Kachina's, pottery, sand paintings, rugs, high end jewelry and folk art

Ruby's Inn near the entrance to Bryce Canyon is one of the West's premier destination resorts.  Several local entrepreneurs use Ruby's Inn as a base from which they offer wonderful heritage experiences including:


B-Bar-D Covered Wagon Company

   Our Clydesdales haul covered wagons take to a chuck wagon dinner complete with Dutch oven cooking.  Finish your meal accompanied by old west entertainment and an old-fashioned foot stompin' hoedown.


Scenic Rim Trail Rides
(Ruby's Inn/Hwy 63: 800-679-5859 or 435-679-8761 Fax 435-679-8778)

Scenic Rim Trail Rides, Inc. specializes in horse and mule rides in and around the Bryce Canyon National Park area. Scheduled hourly and 1 1/2 to 2 hour rides run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Half day, all day and overnight rides are also offered. Reservations are recommended but nor required. We can tailor the ride to your group including meals Big game hunts and photo hunts are available in fall and winter months. Ask about our discounts.


Bryce Canyon Scenic Tours

   The West is a big country with heritage around every turn.  Whether you are interested in visiting Hole in the Rock where Mormon pioneers lowered their wagons to the Colorado River far below or legendary outlaw tails, we will take you there.


Ruby's Inn Red Canyon Trail Rides

   The red rock canyons in Bryce country are a magical maze where the legends of cowboys, outlaws and Indians seem to come alive on our trail rides with the Syrett's, owners and founders of Ruby's Inn…. if anyone knows the country, they do!


Bryce Canyon Pines

Join us for a trail ride into Butch Cassidy Draw. Legend has it that this was one of the legendary outlaw's favorite trails.  We just know it's rugged, beautiful county and there's no better way to explore the West than from a saddle.  While you are here, stop by our restaurant for our famous homemade pie.


Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo

   Rodeos are part of Utah's cowboy heritage and you can see cowboys from throughout the region "rodeoing" here every day except Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Bryce Photo One hour film processing.
(Ruby's Inn/Hwy 63: 435-834-5417)

A family owned business located at Ruby's Inn near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. Open year round. Trust your priceless memories to people who really care. Develop you red rock pictures with those who truly know the colors of "Color Country". We also specialize in portrait, wedding, and reunion/ group photography.

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This page last updated on Friday, August 04, 2006