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Panguitch, Utah, captures the enduring pioneer spirit of Utah with its welcoming rural charm and strong sense of heritage. Yet Panguitch is also an important base camp for many of Southern Utah's top natural attractions, potentially including three of The Mighty 5® national parks (Zion, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef), two vast expanses of distinct national forests (Fishlake and Dixie), two national monuments (Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase-Escalante) and several state parks.


Quilt Walk Festival 

In 1864, so the story is told, a group of pioneers were sent eastward from Parowan, Utah, along a stretch of the Old Spanish Trail to establish a settlement. 

At more than 6,600 feet, that early settlement, which became known as Panguitch (meaning "big fish" in the language of the Paiute tribe), was surprised with a particularly short growing season, cutting off the settlers' harvest. With the situation growing dire, a group set out over the snowy 8,000 foot pass, heavily wrapped in quilts, back to Parowan for supplies to save the settlement.


The challenges of walking through deep snow eventually led the team to discovering the surface area of their quilts would make the difficult journey easier. Every year, this historic town now hosts a festival commemorating the famous quilt walk that saved this early settlement. 

The spirit of survival, pioneer determination and the rugged Old West endure not only in this lively three-day festival, but in the very soul of Panguitch, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The festival is held on the second week of June, and 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the quilt walk that saved a settlement.

Gateway to Adventure

A town whose name means "big fish" surely will deliver on a promise of great angling. Indeed, four Blue Ribbon Fisheries, so called for their combination of exquisite settings and sustainable, healthy fish populations, are within about a half-hour of Panguitch: Paragonah Reservoir, Panguitch Lake, Panguitch Creek and Asay Creek.

Beyond the Blue Ribbon, Panguitch distinguishes itself with access to myriad trail systems, whether you seek trails for your footwear, your mountain bike tread, or your ATV.

Scenic Byway 143 also accesses some of The Greatest Snow on Earth® at Brian Head Resort, one of Utah's most unique resort experiences thanks to the high elevation of its base and proximity to Utah's iconic red rock. 

"America's Toughest Stage Race," the Tour of Utah, also passes through Panguitch, highlighting Utah's passion for world-class sporting events and the incredible scenic beauty of Southern Utah and its byways. 

Local Highlights

Scenic Byway 143

Steeped in history and painted with some of Southern Utah's most stunning and unexpected scenic beauty, Utah's state Route 143, the Patchwork Parkway, is a designated National Scenic Byway.


Travel 48 spectacular miles from Parowan to Panguitch with multiple interpretive sites, an essential side trip down S.R. 148 to Cedar Breaks National Monument, and access to resort skiing or boarding on The Greatest Snow on Earth®.


What's Nearby

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The story doesn't end there. Learn more about Panguitch and Utah's pioneer heritage through its enduring arts and storytelling.   




A great example of classic "small town USA," Panguitch's curious name comes from a Paiute word meaning "big fish," referring to the large scaly residents of Panguitch Lake. The town is just 25 miles northwest of Bryce Canyon National Park. It also offers easy access to the Patchwork Parkway National Scenic Byway, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Dixie National Forest lands.


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Family Fun Adventures

Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival - Held annually during the 2nd week in June -

The Sky's the Limit Bike Rally & Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally - Held annually during the last FULL weekend in June -

Bryce ATV/UTV Rally - Held annually in August -

Panguitch Town History:

For additional Panguitch information, please visit

Bryce Canyon City 
Ruby's Inn, at the entrance to Bryce Canyon, nightly rodeo competitions, 
and a Wild West town called Old Bryce Town, (435) 834-5341,

For more detailed information on attractions, accommodations and dining, visit Panguitch City and Bryce Canyon Country


  • Panguitch

    Panguitch is a Paiute Indian word, meaning "big fish." Panguitch Lake offers beautiful scenery and great fishing, surrounded by majestic mountains and the colorful Aquarius Plateau