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Beaver

Eagle Point Resort   |  Jay Dash
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North of Cedar City on I-15, Beaver is a place where Utah’s Old West still thrives. The town lies in a broad valley below the towering Tushar Mountains, the state’s third highest mountain range, and their diverse recreational opportunities. Beaver, with a population of 3,000, is a gateway to gorgeous landscapes, rivers and streams, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, breathtaking scenic drives, haunted ghost towns, and plenty of peace and quiet.

Once a well-kept secret, Beaver is a growing four-season paradise for outdoor recreationists. The easily-accessible Tushars boast three 12,000-foot peaks, herds of mountain goats, alpine meadows strewn with wildflowers, and dense fir and aspen woodlands. Lakes dot the high country, attracting fishermen and campers, while mountain bikers pedal world-class trails. Hikers climb the high peaks and follow the spectacular 23-mile Skyline National Recreation Trail, one of Utah’s best paths for day hikes and backpacking adventures.

West of Beaver is an arid land of mountain ranges punctuated by sagebrush-covered basins. The Mineral Mountains are one of Utah’s renowned rockhounding areas, where gem collectors hunt smoky quartz, opal, azurite, and prized blue beryl, while rock climbers scale the granite Milford Domes at the Rock Corral. Minersville Reservoir is the place to catch trophy-sized trout and camp lakeside on starry summer nights. Day trips to western Beaver County include visits to Frisco—once one of the West’s rowdiest mining camps—and the remote Wah Wah Mountains.

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