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Best things to do in Utah

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“STAR GAZING. Dark night skies are a diminishing resource due to light pollution. Capitol Reef and the surrounding communities have been designated as part of the International Dark Sky Places Program. FISHING / BIRD WATCHING / DUCK HUNTING. The wetlands of the Bicknell Bottoms offer some of the best fishing in the state of Utah with a wide variety of birds to observe. It's a favorite among locals for duck hunting season.”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hiking trails to water falls. There is trails to the upper waterfalls and lower waterfall. Great place to cool off on a hot days hike. ”
2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Gifford farm lies in the heart of the Fruita valley. The original home was built in 1908 by polygamist Calvin Pendleton. Dewey Gifford later purchased the home in 1928 where he and his family resided for 41 years. The former kitchen has been converted into a Natural History Association sales outlet. Items for sale include reproduction utensils and household tools used by the Mormon pioneers. A wide selection of books, historic postcards, jams, jellies, as well as locally baked fruit pies are also available.”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Henry mountains are beautiful and remote great UTV riding and spectacular scenery and views”
1 local recommends
Lodging
“The Aquarius offers the latest as well as an eclectic selection of DVD and VHS rentals. Local resident, Emil and his wife own and operate the hotel and video store. If you don't want to run into Loa and the liquor store is closed, the Aquarius is one of the few places one can purchase beer. ”
2 locals recommend
Hotel
“More of a restaurant than a bar but provides a fantastic nightlife option rich in local charm that the entire family can enjoy. ”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This food truck does an excellent job. They even hand-grind their own beef daily, double smoke their own bacon, and sieve their own cheese.”
1 local recommends
Scenic Lookout
“Named after the famous Butch Cassidy, Cassidy Arch is located in the central portion of Capitol Reef National Park. The arch is spectacular, sitting 400 feet above the Scenic Drive and Grand Wash Trail. The climb is steep, but well worth the visit.”
1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Steep rugged mountain in the desert. Home to free roaming Buffalo and very impressive Mule Deer.”
1 local recommends
Post Office
“If you have business to be done and need a letter or package mailed, the Bicknell Post Office is conveniently located in the center of town.”
1 local recommends
Lodging
“Beautiful small herd of buffaloes right by the road for viewing and photography.”
1 local recommends
Cemetery
“The Bicknell Cemetery offers stunning handmade Mormon pioneer headstones rich in local history.”
1 local recommends
Post Office
“A block away - just head south down Main St and you'll see it on your left.”
1 local recommends
Street Address
“Expert outdoor guides for day hikes, camping and canyoneering in some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain on the planet!”
1 local recommends