There's always more... Outdoors
Exploring Piute County unveils a world of things to see and do all year round. Outdoor enthusiasts will discover a recreational paradise on the 12,000 foot high Tushar Mountains and the Fishlake and Dixie National Forests. Mountain biking, hiking, horseback and ATV riding, fishing, rock hounding, camping and picnicking are some of the popular warm weather activities. In winter, the snow-covered mountains are perfect for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing at Elk Meadows Ski and Summer Resort. In the fall, the forests are ablaze with brilliant golden aspens and deep green pines and spruce. In the lower elevations there are rodeos, rafting, gold panning, horseback riding, and sightseeing. Otter Creek and Piute Lake State Parks offer boating, fishing and sports in the summer, and ice fishing in the winter.Visitors will find interesting buildings with Victorian architecture in the small old western towns located throughout Piute County. They'll want to browse the unique, old-fashioned shops like the general stores where they can step back in time, search for antiques and crafts at the Hawk's Nest, or watch rag rugs being woven on antique floor looms at Lizzie and Charlie's Rag Rugs in Marysvale. They can drive by Hampton's Western Village, or the old Butch Cassidy log cabin near Circleville.
Five national parks are within an easy drive of Piute County: Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, Grand Canyon North Rim, and Canyon Lands National Parks, and Lake Powell/Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.