Scott's Guidebook

Scott

Scott's Guidebook

Adventures under 1 hr drive
Otter Creek State Park
22 Utah 22
You will probably pass this on your way into Circleville, pending which way you are coming. It is about 20 miles from our house on a paved road, US-89. There is white water rafting, hikes, rope courses and a few other short adventures for beginners. I have done the raft trip before but the white water was a little tame for me. I like the one in Jackson Hole, especially the last rapid, it was a class 5 and you could hear it almost a mile away.
Big Rock Candy Mountain
You will probably pass this on your way into Circleville, pending which way you are coming. It is about 20 miles from our house on a paved road, US-89. There is white water rafting, hikes, rope courses and a few other short adventures for beginners. I have done the raft trip before but the white water was a little tame for me. I like the one in Jackson Hole, especially the last rapid, it was a class 5 and you could hear it almost a mile away.
It is about 50 miles away. Drive time is about 45 minutes on paved roads. If you are a history buff or you have some Pioneer Ancestors in your blood lines, this is a good little stop to connect with how pioneers lived.
Cove Fort Historic Site
It is about 50 miles away. Drive time is about 45 minutes on paved roads. If you are a history buff or you have some Pioneer Ancestors in your blood lines, this is a good little stop to connect with how pioneers lived.
It is about 50 miles away. Drive time is about 50 minutes. Roads are winding but paved, just stay alert. I recommend taking a pontoon boat out for a day of fishing. It is beautiful up there. The water is not good for swimming, to mossy but oh did I mentioned the beauty of the lake.
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Panguitch Lake
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It is about 50 miles away. Drive time is about 50 minutes. Roads are winding but paved, just stay alert. I recommend taking a pontoon boat out for a day of fishing. It is beautiful up there. The water is not good for swimming, to mossy but oh did I mentioned the beauty of the lake.
It is about 10 miles away. Drive time is about 20 minutes on paved roads. If my backyard and fire pit is not relaxing for you and you want a bit of a chill to the air when the sun goes down. This would be a quick and easy place to go to. It has a running stream that goes through the campsite, sorry all I have is a hose.
City Creek Rec Site Campground
It is about 10 miles away. Drive time is about 20 minutes on paved roads. If my backyard and fire pit is not relaxing for you and you want a bit of a chill to the air when the sun goes down. This would be a quick and easy place to go to. It has a running stream that goes through the campsite, sorry all I have is a hose.
It is about 3 miles away. Drive time is about 5-10 minutes. It is free to the public. Short walk for a short history site.
Butch Cassidy Childhood Home
It is about 3 miles away. Drive time is about 5-10 minutes. It is free to the public. Short walk for a short history site.
Bullion Falls
Piute Reservoir
Adventures with about an 1 hr drive.
From our house it is about 56.5 miles away. Should take about 1 hour drive time on US-89 South.
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Bryce Canyon-þjóðgarðurinn
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From our house it is about 56.5 miles away. Should take about 1 hour drive time on US-89 South.
Adventures with about a 1 1/2 hr. drive
From our house it is about 82 miles away. Should take about 1 hour 30 minutes drive time on UT-24 East and UT-62 North. If you have a desire for adventure, you could catch the Burr Trail, while passing through this park. Which has some awesome switchbacks and great tasting dust and end up in Boulder, Ut. where the Anasazi State park is. However, this would be a very very long day but it would be an adventure you would always remember.
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Capitol Reef National Park
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From our house it is about 82 miles away. Should take about 1 hour 30 minutes drive time on UT-24 East and UT-62 North. If you have a desire for adventure, you could catch the Burr Trail, while passing through this park. Which has some awesome switchbacks and great tasting dust and end up in Boulder, Ut. where the Anasazi State park is. However, this would be a very very long day but it would be an adventure you would always remember.
It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 45 minutes on paved roads. Make a day out of it by seeing all the other little sites along the way. You will be glad you did or take the scenic byway and go over the Boulder mountain, which will lead you right back to us. It will be a great road trip either way.
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Escalante Petrified Forest
710 North Reservoir
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It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 45 minutes on paved roads. Make a day out of it by seeing all the other little sites along the way. You will be glad you did or take the scenic byway and go over the Boulder mountain, which will lead you right back to us. It will be a great road trip either way.
It is about 68 miles on paved roads with speed limits from 55 - 80. Drive time is about 1 hr 15 minutes. I was there once many years ago in the summer and I thought it was wonderful, especially the drive up there, scenic and breath taking.
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Brian Head
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It is about 68 miles on paved roads with speed limits from 55 - 80. Drive time is about 1 hr 15 minutes. I was there once many years ago in the summer and I thought it was wonderful, especially the drive up there, scenic and breath taking.
It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 45 minutes on paved roads. If you are willing to go to Capital Reef and back, I highly suggest going here too.
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Zion-þjóðgarðurinn
Utah 9
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It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 45 minutes on paved roads. If you are willing to go to Capital Reef and back, I highly suggest going here too.
It is about 73 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 25 minutes along well paved roads. For more adventurous drivers there is a short cut that is only available in the summer time. It is only 28 miles but it will take 53 minutes on a dirt road with some very interesting switchbacks. Most cars can drive it but some will be a lot slower though. However, the views and scenery are fantastic.
Eagle Point Resort
150 South West Village Circle
It is about 73 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 25 minutes along well paved roads. For more adventurous drivers there is a short cut that is only available in the summer time. It is only 28 miles but it will take 53 minutes on a dirt road with some very interesting switchbacks. Most cars can drive it but some will be a lot slower though. However, the views and scenery are fantastic.
It is about 70 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 20 minutes. Winding and sometimes with steep inclines but man there are some great picture spots, if you can get off the road far enough not to impede traffic or fall off the edge.
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Cedar Breaks National Monument
Highway 143 East
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It is about 70 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 20 minutes. Winding and sometimes with steep inclines but man there are some great picture spots, if you can get off the road far enough not to impede traffic or fall off the edge.
Adventures with about a 2 hr drive
This land was donated to the state by my wife’s Grandfather, that is why it is called the Coomb’s site. His house, which is still there, is just down the hill from the park. He knew that this hill was sacred for some reason and would never let his children play on it. His daughter, who is my mother-in-law still lives in his house today and a granddaughter works there as well. It is about 114 miles along the scenic hyway Route 12. Drive time is about 2 hrs 15 minutes.
Anasazi State Park Museum
460 Utah 12
This land was donated to the state by my wife’s Grandfather, that is why it is called the Coomb’s site. His house, which is still there, is just down the hill from the park. He knew that this hill was sacred for some reason and would never let his children play on it. His daughter, who is my mother-in-law still lives in his house today and a granddaughter works there as well. It is about 114 miles along the scenic hyway Route 12. Drive time is about 2 hrs 15 minutes.
It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 45 minutes on paved roads. This is great 3 mike hike. The scenery along the hike is amazing. Parking can get a little challenging in the summer time but not impossible. The hike is not very challenging either unless you are a desk jockey but just go slow and talk to all the people on the trail it will be worth it.
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Lower Calf Creek Falls
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It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 45 minutes on paved roads. This is great 3 mike hike. The scenery along the hike is amazing. Parking can get a little challenging in the summer time but not impossible. The hike is not very challenging either unless you are a desk jockey but just go slow and talk to all the people on the trail it will be worth it.
Escalante River Trailhead
It is about 62 miles away. Drive time is about 1 he 45 minutes. Winding paved roads, sometimes steep inclines, breath taking views while traveling. Awesome log style lodge and a gorgeous lake. Exceptionally large lake trout if you are a fisherman. Great hikes and campsites. The further past the lodge you go the more rugged the terrain becomes, until a 4 wheel drive is needed and sometimes two is needed, just to pull you back.
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Fish Lake
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It is about 62 miles away. Drive time is about 1 he 45 minutes. Winding paved roads, sometimes steep inclines, breath taking views while traveling. Awesome log style lodge and a gorgeous lake. Exceptionally large lake trout if you are a fisherman. Great hikes and campsites. The further past the lodge you go the more rugged the terrain becomes, until a 4 wheel drive is needed and sometimes two is needed, just to pull you back.
Devils Garden
Adventures with a 2 1/2 hr. drive.
Spooky Gulch
Peek-a-boo slot Canyon
Long Canyon
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Mammoth Cave
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Adventures with about a 3 hr drive.
It is about 120 miles away. Drive time is about 2 hr 45 minutes on paved and dirt roads. If you plan on doing this, pack a lunch because there are so many things to see in this area such as, Anasazi Museum, Escalante Petrified forest, Hogsback ridge. It could be a great day for you or just a long car ride.
Hells Backbone Ridge
It is about 120 miles away. Drive time is about 2 hr 45 minutes on paved and dirt roads. If you plan on doing this, pack a lunch because there are so many things to see in this area such as, Anasazi Museum, Escalante Petrified forest, Hogsback ridge. It could be a great day for you or just a long car ride.
Food scene
It is a small dine-in place but very friendly. They make mostly the hand tossed thin pizza dough with a homemade style sauce. I like the ham & pineapple combo the best. They do carry but not delivery. The hrs. Are not conventional and you may want to check their website and they are seasonal also. I enjoy their food and hope you will to.
Tomatoes Pizza Pie
10 Main St
It is a small dine-in place but very friendly. They make mostly the hand tossed thin pizza dough with a homemade style sauce. I like the ham & pineapple combo the best. They do carry but not delivery. The hrs. Are not conventional and you may want to check their website and they are seasonal also. I enjoy their food and hope you will to.
It is about 2 miles away. Drive time is about 5 minutes on paved roads. Now this a great place to eat. The chicken fried steak is the best I have ever ate. Soft, juicy, big and tasty. It is country food for country people, no fancy steaks, seafood or salads, just ordinary food for ordinary folks.
Butch Cassidy's Hideout
339 U.S. 89
It is about 2 miles away. Drive time is about 5 minutes on paved roads. Now this a great place to eat. The chicken fried steak is the best I have ever ate. Soft, juicy, big and tasty. It is country food for country people, no fancy steaks, seafood or salads, just ordinary food for ordinary folks.
It is about 4000 steps away. Drive time is about 2 minutes. They have all the basic food needs and a little more. Some hardware stuff, household stuff and a little automotive stuff. Most of all very friendly. Hours change on seasonal traffic but if your are there before 6:00 pm you will get what you need.
Stans Merc Grocery, Gas Station, and Piute Trail RV Park
85 E Main St
It is about 4000 steps away. Drive time is about 2 minutes. They have all the basic food needs and a little more. Some hardware stuff, household stuff and a little automotive stuff. Most of all very friendly. Hours change on seasonal traffic but if your are there before 6:00 pm you will get what you need.
It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 2 hr 15 minutes on paved roads. If you are going to be exploring Escalante sites of The Anasazi Museum, stop here, they have great yuppie food.
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Hell's Backbone Grill
20 UT-12
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It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 2 hr 15 minutes on paved roads. If you are going to be exploring Escalante sites of The Anasazi Museum, stop here, they have great yuppie food.
It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 45 minutes on paved roads. Basically a yuppie, naturalist sandwich type place. I am sort of picky about my food but it was ok, I just like meat and potatoes and lots of them. This place serves smaller means than I like. But it is very very popular with the millennials.
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Kiva Koffeehouse
7386 Hwy 12 Mile Marker
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It is about 96 miles away. Drive time is about 1 hr 45 minutes on paved roads. Basically a yuppie, naturalist sandwich type place. I am sort of picky about my food but it was ok, I just like meat and potatoes and lots of them. This place serves smaller means than I like. But it is very very popular with the millennials.
It is just a sandwich shop done to extreme perfection. The breakfast burritos are so big that my wife has to finish it up for lunch. This is a must stop but it is not a dinner/supper place so don’t dawdle or you will miss out.
Magnolia's Street Food
It is just a sandwich shop done to extreme perfection. The breakfast burritos are so big that my wife has to finish it up for lunch. This is a must stop but it is not a dinner/supper place so don’t dawdle or you will miss out.