Panguitch is a small rural town in Southern Utah known for its charm, strong heritage, majestic scenery and perfect location to explore many of Utah’s top natural attractions. The history of the town is reflected in the museums, architecture, original red brick buildings and the atmosphere of the old wild-west. Surrounded by wilderness and spectacular scenery, Panguitch is the perfect destination to explore the beauty of surrounding Southern Utah and is the gateway to three national parks, five national monuments, two state parks and two national forests.
Panguitch (a Native American Paiute word meaning Big Fish) is a fisherman’s paradise with Panguitch Lake, nestled in the mountains above the town, being home to some of the largest trout in Utah. Chase the catch of the day year round with winter offering exceptional ice fishing opportunities.
The terrain of Panguitch and the surrounding areas offers every visitor an opportunity for outdoor activities, with endless trails for hiking, biking and horseriding. The nearby resort of Brian Head offers excellent skiing and winter sports throughout the winter months. Be sure to explore the beauty of the area on one of the scenic drives on Scenic Byway 143 and Scenic Byway 12, roads paved in history with the scenery of a desert paradise.
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Panguitch, one of Utah’s best kept secrets!