piutereservCommunities 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.

Marysvale    Junction   Kingston   Circleville    Panguitch    Panguitch Lake
Hatch    Duck Creek    Glendale    Alton    Orderville

Garfield County & Orderville
Garfield County   Piute County

Marysvale 84750

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 see: http://www.marysvale.org

Big 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.

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Bulldog ATV Carriers and Accessories

(435) 326-4255 or Fax (435) 417-8888


(2950 West Bullion Canyon Road:
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We welcome 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.


Motel 4U
(Main Street: 435-326-4388)

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Our Motel 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.

Pine Creek Cabins
(759 S. Pine Creek Rd: 435-421 - 9309)   
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Pine Creek 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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Junction 84740

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 local landmark.

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: http://www.piute.org

Old Piute County Courthouse
(21 N. Main)

The Old Piute County County Courthouse is the most significant historic building in Piute County.  Built in 1903 from locally manufactured adobe, this wonderful building housed county office until 1997 and is now under private ownership. It can be readily view from the Utah Heritage Highway.


Junction Motel
(300 S. Main: 435-577-2629)
Junction RV Park
(145 W. Center Street: 800-576-9980)

Description: Junction RV Park is a small (10 spaces) RV park in beautiful Junction, Utah. We're located just off scenic Highway 89 in south central Utah. There are 8 full hook up sites (5 with 50 amp service) and two 'boondock' spaces. Contact us for your group and reserve the entire property. Enjoy the Paiute ATV trail system using Junction RV Park as your home base. Enjoy all that this great area has to offer.

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Kingston 84743

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: http://www.piute.org

Southern 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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Circleville 84723

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: http://www.piute.org

Butch 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.

Butch Cassidy's Hideout
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 a week.

Circleville 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 Fremont and 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.

ATV 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 Paiute 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 ATV Getaway!

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Panguitch 84759

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: http://www.panguitch.org

Wm Prince Inn
(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 specialties.


Purple Sage Motel
(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 parks.


Flying M Restaurant
(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.


In the Boondocks
(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.

Panguitch Anglers
(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.


Darlene's Country Treasures
(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.

Thunder Horses Mercantile
(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.


Paunsagaunt Wildlife Museum
(250 E. Center Street, Panguitch, Utah:
(435) 676-2500 May 1 - October 1
(702) 877-2664 October 1 - May 1)


Experience 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


Buffalo Java
(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.


Panguitch Pioneer Museum
(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.


Panguitch Historic Business District
(1-800-444-6689, ext. 89)

The Panguitch 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


Lee's Indian Store
(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 as well.


Panguitch Walking Tour
(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".


Western Town Resort
(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.

Cowboy 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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Panguitch Lake

Panguitch Lake
(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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Hatch 85735

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.

Sunset Cliffs
(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.


Bryce 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 more.

Tony's Outpost
(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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Duck Creek

Duck Creek

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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Glendale 84729

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.

Smith Hotel Bed and Breakfast, LLC (295 North Main Street: 1-800-528-3558)

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.


Eagle's 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.


Rustic Mountain Furniture
(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.


Glendale Driving Tour
(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.


Julie 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 appreciated.

Dream 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.

Stitch Thru Time
(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.

Apple 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.
Web Site: Apple Hollow
Location: Glendale, Utah

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Alton 84710

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 name.

Jonathan 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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Orderville 84758

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 years.

Fisher 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 kits.

Orderville 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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This page last updated on Monday, April 02, 2007