Museums, Theatres, Parks and more
Our major attractions include Capitol Reef National Park (sometimes misspelled Capital Reef), Boulder Mountain, Thousand Lake Mountain, the Factory Butte badlands and Highway 12, Utah's first All American Road!
We also have plenty of recreation in town, from theaters to swimming pools. See below for more about Wayne County's attractions.
Boulder Mountain, part of the Dixie National Forest, has over 100 lakes several - offering some of the finest fishing in Utah. There are over 192 miles of trails on Boulder Mountain, and views from the rim are among the most breathtaking in Utah!
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 natural and cultural history found in the area.
A non-profit arts and educational center that furthers public understanding and appreciation of the natural, historical, cultural and scientific heritage of the Colorado Plateau province lying west of the Green & Colorado Rivers. Entrada Institute presents lectures, concerts, and workshops, starting May-October on Saturday evenings. Check at Visitor Center for event schedule .
Goblin Valley State Park contains a forest of eroded rock formations whose intricate forms allow the visitors imagination free rein to see the "goblins" that live there.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a vast area of sandstone canyons, plateaus, unique rock formations and cliffs in southern Utah. The monument extends eastward from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It borders the Dixie National Forest on the north and extends southward to the Arizona state line. Scenic Byway 12 winds through the northern portion, and backways branching from Highway 12 provide access to trails and features in the monument.
Hale Summer Theatre
435-425-3226 (OR) 480-772-6735
We still have a few tickets Friday and Saturday, and more on Thursday.
Tickets are $12 and the play begins at 8:00 PM. Never Too Late has an excellent cast from
the Hale Theater in Arizona and is a great way to see good theatre in Wayne County.
The backroads of the rugged and remote Henry Mountains are ideal for a summer's outing in search of America's only herd of free-roaming buffalo! The summit of Mt. Ellen offers spectacular views of central Utah.
Horseshoe Canyon, in Canyonlands National Park, presents the ""Great Gallery"" - a 200-foot long rock art panel considered one of the finest examples of prehistoric art in the world.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a pleasant day trip from Capitol Reef Country. Head south on Utah Route 95 from Hanksville down to Bullfrog Marina. Glen Canyon Dam created 186-mile long Lake Powell, with spectacular views, houseboating , fishing, and a variety of water sports.