The word Panguitch is the Paiute word for "Big Fish". Excellent Trout fishing and water recreation activities are available at Panguitch Lake. Just 18 miles from Downtown Panguitch and open year round. If you'd like to try your hand at ice fishing you've come to right place.
Pine Lake, Tropic Reservoir, Otter Creek Reservoir, Navajo Lake, Panguitch Creek, Mammoth Creek and the Sevier River are also great spots to fish. All are only an hour or less from downtown Panguitch.
ATV Rides, Horseback Rides, Mountain Bike Trails, Hiking Trails, Fishing, Hunting
The "Center of Scenic Utah!",
Panguitch has opportunities for all of these forms of recreation.
ATV recreation can be found all over Garfield County. The Paiute Trail is easily accessible from downtown and connects to trails throughout the Dixie National Forest as well as the Fremont Trail. There are various trails from downtown that will lead you to Panguitch Lake and further out to Brian Head. A great way to see the out of doors and the wildlife. ATV Rentals are available in town, as well as guided trips.
If you'd prefer a front row seat from a horse, there are plenty of trails and wide open space to explore our public lands. Guided tours of Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase Escalante and Casto Canyon are available. If touring on your own, be sure to check with either the National Park Service or Bureau of Land Management for appropriate permits when riding in a restricted area. Most of the Dixie National Forest does not require a permit.
If you're traveling with your horse, boarding is available at our new CCC Arena facility by contacting Panguitch City by e-mail or by phoning 435.676.8585
Did someone say Mountain Biking? The best mountain biking can be found in Garfield County. The trails are endless and range from novice to expert! You can start from in town, or catch a shuttle ride to Brian Head and travel down the mountain back to Panguitch. Bike rentals are also available. Don't miss the new paved trail from Red Canyon to the summit.
As for hiking, enough can't be said about the endless number of trails. Any number of the biking, ATV and horseback trails can be traveled by foot as well. In addition, there are numerous trails that can only be traveled by foot. Hiking maps are available at various National and State Parks and there are several good books for those experienced hikers that seek a challenge. Be prepared to acquire the appropriate permits as needed.
We dare to mention hunting, for we have some of the largest elk in the area. Permits and the appropriate licensing are required for deer, elk and the like.