Color Country, Utah Attractions
The Color Country travel region is located in southwestern Utah and includes the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Southwest of Canyonlands National Park, round the 185mi/300km long Lake Powell (formed by a dam on the Colorado River), is the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Here, in the middle of the desert, has been created an all-year-round leisure center which attracts large numbers of anglers and sailing and water sports enthusiasts. The massive dam is a tourist sight in itself.The area features over 1.2 million acres stretching from Lees Ferry, Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah.
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is a rugged natural area with canyons, cliffs, and interesting rock formations. The park has also revealed fossils.
Beaver County was established in 1886 and is named for the abundant beavers found in the area. It is one of the least populated counties in Utah and part of the Color Country travel region.
Address: 1603 South Campground Road, Box 272, Beaver, UT 84173-0272, United States
Beaver (pop. 2,500) is the largest town and seat of its county. The town is located on Interstate 15 at an elevation of 5,970ft/1,800m. Beaver was founded in 1856 by Mormons Pioneers and has a historic district with dozens of buildings listed on the National Historic Register.
Beaver Courthouse Museum
Beaver Opera House
The Beaver Opera House was built between 1908 and 1909, and is listed on the National Historic Register. It officially closed in 1955.
Beaver Public Library
The Beaver Public Library is the central library for Beaver County and is listed on the National Historic Register. The current building was completed in 1922.
Milford (pop. 1,450) is the second-largest town in Beaver County. It was founded in 1870 and with the arrival of the Utah Southern Railroad became a shipping center.
Minersville (pop. 800) is the third-largest town in Beaver County in southwestern Utah.
Minersville State Park
The Minersville State Park is located on the 1,130-acre Minersville Reservoir in Beaver County. It offers camping, picnicking and boating facilities.
Kane County is located on the Arizona border and one of 29 counties in Utah. The county is named for Thomas Kane who was a colonel and friend of the Mormon settlers.
Address: 78 South 100 East, Kanab, UT 84741-3540, United States
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is located 22mi/35.4km northwest Kanab on Sand Dunes Road. The park has camping and picnicking facilities, and is popular with off-road vehicle enthusiasts.
Kanab (pop. 3,600) is the county seat and largest town in Kane County, located south of Bryce Canyon National Park near the Arizona border in southern Utah. It was first settled in 1864.
Frontier Movie Town
The Frontier Movie Town in Kanab features props from many movie sets from the "Little Hollywood" glory days when hundreds of film companies turned the diverse scenery into images of the American West. Some of the sets on display include The Outlaw Josey Wales, Sergeants 3, Desperate Hours, One Little Indian, and Black Bart.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Best Friends is located north of Kanab. It is a shelter for abandoned and mistreated animals. It is home to about 1,500 dogs, cats, wildcats, birds, horses and rabbits.
The Moqui Cave is located northwest of Kanab in southern Utah. It features dinosaur tracks and other exhibits including the lives & architectural achievements of the Ancient Americans of Southern Utah during the pueblo period.
Kanab Heritage House
The Kanab Heritage House is a restored home built by one of the town's first settlers. It features antique furniture and Anasazi Indian artifacts.
Alton is a small farm town in Kane County in south-central Utah. The town has about 130 residents.
The small town of Big Water (pop. 400) is located in Kane County near Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. The town was formerly known as Glen Canyon City.
Glendale (pop. 355) is a small town in Kane County. It is located north of Orderville on State Route 89. Mormons settled the town in 1871.
Orderville (pop. 600) is a small town in Kane County in southern Utah. It was first settled in 1875.