Although there are countless attractions along Utah's Heritage Highway 89, we have chosen the top places one should never miss while visiting scenic Utah.

Bryce Canyon National Park    Capitol Reef National Park    Cedar Breaks National Monument 
  Fremont Indian State Park    Glen Canyon Recreational Area    The Mormon Miracle Pageant
Pipe Springs National Monument    Zions National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

At Bryce Canyon National Park, erosion has shaped colorful Claron limestone's, sandstones, and mudstones into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles, and mazes. Collectively called "hoodoos," these colorful and whimsical formations stand in horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters along the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in Southern Utah.

brycecanyon.jpg (86218 bytes)Phone Number(s):
Call (435) 834-5322 for more information.
Operating Hours, Seasons
The park is open 24 hours per day through out the year. There may be temporary road closures during and shortly after winter snow storms until plowing is completed and conditions are safe for visitor traffic. Road maintenance may require brief closures of individual areas at other times.
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Cost:
Private vehicle
$20.00
7 Days This fee is for one private vehicle and all of its occupants.
Shuttle Riders

FREE!
There is no extra fee to use the shuttle system. Paying your $20 entrance fee to Bryce Canyon entitles you to unlimited use of the Bryce Canyon Shuttles. Annual Passes like the National Park Pass ($50), Golden Age ($10) & Golden Access (free) waive the entrance fee to not only this park but all other National Park Service Areas across the entire country. If you do not already have one of these 3 kinds of annual passes they can be purchased at the Shuttle Parking and Boarding Area and Ruby's Inn.  More Info...
Permits

Backcountry

$5.00
14 Days This permit is required for anyone planning to stay overnight in the Backcountry. More Info...
Local Passport

Bryce Canyon Annual Pass

$30.00
Annual This pass allows one private vehicle and its occupants into the park for one full year. This pass can also be used on the Bryce Canyon Shuttle.
(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)

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Capitol Reef National Park
The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect this grand and colorful geologic feature, as well as the unique historical and cultural history found in the area. For more information, click on the "In Depth" button on the right.

Phone Number(s):
Call (435) 425-3791 ext. 111 for more information.
Operating Hours, Seasons
The park and campgrounds are open year round. The Visitor Center is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours during the summer season.
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Special Programs - A variety of brochures, books, and maps are available for sale. Rangers are on duty to answer questions and provide information including travel and trail information, road conditions and weather updates.
Exhibits -
The visitor center museum offers an overview of park features and includes exhibits on geology, archeology, and history as well as a short orientation slide program.
Available Facilities -
Restrooms available 24 hours a day.
Cost
:
$4.00  7 days
There is an entrance fee of $4 per vehicle for traveling the park’s Scenic Drive beyond the Fruita campground. Entrance fees are good for seven days from date of purchase.
Permits

Overnight backcountry permit
Free!
If you are planning a backcountry trip, a free permit (available at the park Visitor Center, the Glen Canyon/Bullfrog Visitor Center, Anasazi State Park in Boulder, and the multi-agency Visitor Center in Escalante) is required for overnight trips.
(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)

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Cedar Breaks
National Monument

A huge natural amphitheater has been eroded out of the variegated Pink Cliffs (Claron Formation) near Cedar City, Utah. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift and erosion have created a deep canyon of rock walls, fins, spires and columns, that spans some three miles, and is over 2,000 feet deep. The rim of the canyon is over 10,000 feet above sea level, and is forested with islands of Englemann spruce, subalpine fir and aspen; separated by broad meadows of brilliant summertime wild flowers.

Phone Number(s):
Call (435) 586-9451 for more information.
Operating Hours, Seasons
From early June to early September, the visitor center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. From Labor Day until mid-October, it is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All visitor facilities are CLOSED during the winter season (mid-October through late May).
Visitors traveling north/south on U.S. Highway 89, can take either Utah Highway 143 from Panguitch to Cedar Breaks, or Utah Highway 14 west, to Utah Highway 148, and north to Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Cost:
Individual
$2.00  7 days
Vehicle
$4.00 7 days
(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)

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Fremont Indian State Park

Fremont Indian State Park was established to preserve Clear Creek Canyon's treasury of rock art and archaeological sites. Visit the museum in the visitor center where a video program introduces you to the Fremont Indians. Twelve interpretive trails, one accessible to wheelchairs, lead you into legend and history depicted through pictographs and petroglyphs. Also enjoy rock art, interpretive trails, fishing, horseback riding.
Area Picture
The park is 21 miles southwest of Richfield on Interstate 70 in central Utah. Fishing, hiking, camping and picnicking are available.

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    DESIGNATIONS
    The Utah State Legislature appropriated money in 1986 for the construction of a museum to display the artifacts left in Clear Creek Canyon by the Fremont Indians over 800 years ago. Dedicated in 1987, the museum is a delight to visit.

Phone Number(s):
Call (435) 527-4631 for more information.
Operating Hours, Seasons
Park Open - All Year
Reservations Accepted - 4/1-10/31 More Info...
Stay Limit - 14 Days
Total Units - 31
RV Trailer Sites - 15
Maximum RV Length - 30 ft.
Tent Sites
Cost
:
Camping Fee- $10
Day-use Fee - $5

  • Visitor Center/Museum
  • Picnicking
  • Drinking Water
  • Modern Rest Rooms
  • Vault Toilets
  • Hiking Trails Nearby
  • Biking Trails Nearby
  • Off-Highway Vehicles Trails Nearby
  • Watch able Wildlife
  • Concession Service

(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)

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Glen Canyon
National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history. Additionally, the controversy surrounding the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and the creation of Lake Powell contributed to the birth of the modern day environmental movement. The park offers opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, backcountry hiking and four-wheel drive trips.

Ranger Stations

HALLS CROSSING BOATER CONTACT STATION | more information »
Open All Year varies
Location - Halls Crossing Marina
Closures - The Halls Crossing Boater Contact station is designed as a self-serve visitor information center. It is open from approximately 8am - 10pm in the summer. Intermittently in the winter.
Exhibits - Planned exhibits on boater information and safety, geology, history of Halls Crossing.
Available Facilities - No book or map sales. Restrooms adjacent to the contact station.

HITE RANGER STATION | more information »
Phone - 435-684-2457
Location - Just off Highway 95 at Hite, Utah.
Closures - Facility is open intermittently throughout the year.
Available Facilities - Limited maps and books, restrooms

Visitor Centers

BULLFROG VISITOR CENTER | more information »

Open From 04/01/2000 To 10/21/2001 8 am - 5 pm
Phone - 435-684-7400
Location - Highway 276
Closures - Closed from approximately November 1 to February 28. Open intermittently in March
Exhibits - Exhibits relating to geology and the human and natural history of Glen Canyon. Ancestral Puebloan ("anasazi") and pioneer artifacts. A life-size model of a slot canyon.
Available Facilities - Bookstore, rest rooms, medical clinic (May thru early October only).

CARL HAYDEN VISITOR CENTER

Open All Year
Open From 05/29/2001 To 09/04/2001 7 am - 7 pm
Open From 09/05/2001 To 05/27/2002 8 am - 5 pm
Phone - 520-608-6404
Location - Located at Glen Canyon Dam on Highway 89 in Page, Arizona.
Closures - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years
Special Programs - Rangers give map talks in the summer. Orientation Film.
Exhibits - Dinosaur tracks exhibit, Glen Canyon during the Ice Age, three-dimensional map of Glen Canyon NRA, photos and history of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam.
Available Facilities - Bookstore, rest rooms, dam tours.
NOTE: NO DAM TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

NAVAJO BRIDGE INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Open From 04/15/2001 To 10/30/2001 9 am - 5 pm
Location - Highway 89A near Lees Ferry, Arizona
Closures - Weekends only early April and November (hours: 10 am - 4 pm). Closed December thru March.
Exhibits - Pedestrian walkway across the old Navajo Bridge which spans the Colorado River in Marble Canyon, an interactive video.
Available Facilities - Bookstore, restrooms.

Entrance Fee
Use your National Parks Pass or Golden Pass (Age, Eagle and Access) for park entry!
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Pedestrian

$3 - 7 Days
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Vehicle Annual Entrance

$20 - Annual
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Vehicle Entrance (all passengers)

$10 - 7 Days
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Activity Fee

Boating (each additional motorized vessel)

$4 - 7 Days
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Boating (first motorized vessel)

$10 - 7 Days
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Boating Annual

$20/motorized vessel - Annual
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(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)

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Mormon Miracle Pageant
Manti, Utah

Share an evening under the stars with us, enjoying the beauty of the hills and the magnificence of the Manti Utah Temple while you watch this free musical drama.

For an exciting evening under a canopy of stars, join us at the foot of the magnificent Manti Utah Temple to watch the Mormon Miracle Pageant. The pageant's three intertwined stories—the restoration of the gospel, the witness of the Book of Mormon, and the journey of the faithful pioneers to the beautiful Sanpete Valley—demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ for all people.

The saga of the Mormon Miracle Pageant begins by telling the story of Joseph Smith, a prophet of God. This remarkable man was instrumental in the restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through the power of God, Joseph translated the Book of Mormon, a record of the ancient inhabitants of the Americas which was inscribed on gold plates.

Those who believed in Joseph's message and the Book of Mormon endured epic struggles. Travel with them through the hardships of persecution, the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the sacrifices made on their journey west. Watch as a cast of over 500 reenacts events which occurred in the Americas, such as the resurrected Christ showing Himself to the people of the New World.

Phone Number(s):
Call 1-888-255-8860 for more information.
Schedule:
Dates:
June 17th through the 19, and again June 22 through the 26th. 2004
The pageant begins at 9:30 P.M.
At a reasonable price, barbecued turkey and roast beef dinners are available at the two Church buildings on Main Street in Manti.
Cost:
Admission is free.
(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)

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Pipe Springs National Monument

Pipe Spring National Monument, a little known gem of the National Park System, is rich with American Indian, early explorer and Mormon pioneer history. The water of Pipe Spring has made it possible for plants, animals, and people to live in this dry, desert region. Ancestral Puebloans and Kaibab Paiute Indians gathered grass seeds, hunted animals, and raised crops near the springs for at least 1,000 years. In the 1860's Mormon pioneers brought cattle to the area and by 1872 a fort was built over the main spring. The fort, called "Winsor Castle" after the first ranch manager, was built by the Mormon Church to be the headquarters of a large cattle ranching operation. This isolated outpost served as a way station for people traveling across the Arizona Strip, that part of Arizona separated from the rest of the state by the Grand Canyon. It also served as a refuge for polygamist wives during the 1880's and 1890's. Although their way of life was greatly impacted, the Paiute Indians continued to live in the area and by 1907 the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation was established, surrounding the privately owned Pipe Spring ranch. In 1923 the Pipe Spring ranch was purchased and set aside as a national monument. Today a visitor center, tours of Winsor Castle, summer "living history" demonstrations, an orchard and garden, and a half-mile trail offer a glimpse of American Indian and pioneer life in the Old West.

Phone Number(s):
Call (928) 643-7105 for more information.
Operating Hours, Seasons
NOTE: Pipe Spring National Monument is on Mountain Standard Time all year.
Summer (June through September): Monument grounds and Visitor Center are open 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours of Winsor Castle are offered on the hour and half hour from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Winter (September through May): Monument grounds and Visitor Center are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours of Winsor Castle are offered on the hour and half hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. More Info...
Cost:
Individual
$3.00
7 Days 16 and under are admitted free.
(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)

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Zion National Park

Protected within Zion National Park's 229 square miles (593.1 km) is a spectacular cliff-and-canyon landscape and wilderness full of the unexpected including the world's largest arch - Kolob Arch - with a span that measures 310 feet (94.5 m). Wildlife such as mule deer, golden eagles, and mountain lions, also inhabit the Park.

Phone Number(s):
Call (435) 772-3256 for more information.
Fax (435) 772-3426
Operating Hours, Seasons
During summer months, the visitor centers are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Spring, fall and winter hours are shortened. Some visitor centers are closed on some federal holidays. Call our 24 hour number for current updates at 435-772-3256.
Cost:
Private vehicle
 $20.00
7 Days This fee is for one private vehicle and its occupants.
Commercial Tours
 
$35.00 to $190.00 7 Days
Fee is based on vehicle capacity. ranges from a car to a full size bus
Pedestrian/Bike
 $10  7 Days 
Per Person, not to exceed $20.00 per family 
Zion Park Pass
 $40  Annual 
Special Use Permits
Backcountry Permit

 $5  One Time 
for Subway reservations call (435) 772-0170 1 Month ahead of your visit. Coming Soon! Internet Backcountry Reservations are coming Spring 2002! 
Tunnel Escort
 $10  7 Days 
Required for all vehicles and trailers 7'10" wide and/or 11'4" tall. 
(All prices listed are subject to change without notice. For exact current rates call the numbers listed above.)

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