Local Area Attractions
At Panguitch KOA, you are only 22 miles from beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park and many other amazing places. Make us your base camp while you enjoy south central Utah whether you enjoy hiking, biking, riding an ATV, touring the parks or just relaxing at your campsite.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park is open all year and located on Scenic Byway 12 and U-63. Bryce Canyon is a series of giant amphitheaters with millions of pink rock pinnacles called "hoodoos" that seem to glow at sunrise and sunset. Drive through and enjoy the scenic viewpoints, hike or horseback ride along trails into the canyon. In winter, allow time to cross country ski or snowshoe.
Zion National Park
Massive canyon walls ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. To experience Zion , you need to walk among the towering cliffs, or challenge your courage in a small narrow canyon. These unique sandstone cliffs range in color from cream, to pink, to red. Zion National Park is located 73 miles from Bryce Canyon via US 89 and U-9.
Red Canyon State Park
Hike, mountain bike, camp or horseback ride at Red Canyon, located on Scenic Byway 12 near US 89. Bright red cliffs and hoodoos, Ponderosa pines, and rock tunnels make Red Canyon a favorite photo stop.
Grand Canyon North Rim National Park
Visit the Grand Canyon North Rim National Park located 160 miles from Bryce via US 89 to Kanab, US 89A, and south on Highway 67.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
The National Monument is a vast tract of land (1.7 million acres) that connects Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks. The nation’s newest monument is largely desert wilderness. Hike the canyons, view wildlife, explore and photograph the remote areas.
A quaint mountain retreat nestled in Southern Utah’s Dixie National Forest. Panguitch Lake is a convenient place for the discriminating visitor, central to three national parks, cool and uncrowded even at the height of the summer season. Lake resorts offer both casual and fine dining along with mountain, lake, and forest views often including deer, eagles, elk and other wildlife. It is one of Utah’s most popular fishing lakes with rainbow, brook, cutthroat and German brown trout thriving in its cool waters. Activities include fishing year round, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, boating, hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, etc.
Boat rentals at Panguitch Lake
Take a ride on Panguitch Lake with Rocky Pointe Boat Dock. Check them out at rockypointboatdock.com or call for reservations at 1 435 676 2205.
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Ride in a stagecoach or on horseback, mountain bike, hike, picnic or camp at Kodachrome. Unique spires and chimneys glow with color at sunrise and sunset. Named by the National Geographic Society, the park is located nine miles south of Cannonville.
Anasazi Indian Village State Park
Visit the museum and partially excavated prehistoric Indian village at Anasazi State Park. The park is located in the town of Boulder on Scenic Byway 12.
Escalante Petrified Forest
Hike past large specimens of petrified wood and dinosaur fossils at Escalante Petrified Forest. Located one mile west of Escalante on Scenic Byway 12, the park has hiking trails, fishing at Wide Hollow Reservoir, camping and picnicking.
Fish, boat, swim and hike at Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Bullfrog Marina is accessible via the Burr Trail or by way of U-95 and U-276. To get to Wahweap Marina near Page, Arizona, drive south on US 89.
Las Vegas is just 235 miles away. What more can we say?