Anasazi Indian Village State Park was believed to have been occupied from A.D. 1050 to 1200 by the Anasazi Indians. Eighty-seven rooms have been painstakingly excavated from the red soil revealing an amazing story of the lives of the Anasazi [the ancient ones], who inhabited this land prior to the Navajo and Hopi, yet who inexplicably disappeared.
No matter what season it is, a multitude of activities await at Brian Head, Utah, 26 miles from Pinewoods Resort. Brian Head has 500 skiable acres, 53 runs, five triple lifts and one double lift to keep skiers, snowboarders, and snowtubers busy. Summer is also a great time for jeep tours, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, and rappelling.
Millions of years of wind and weather have eroded the limestone and sandstone of Bryce Canyon into strangely shaped pillars and spires, called hoodoos. Bryce Canyon is open year-round; summer activities range from hiking, backpacking and mountain biking (on paved roads only) to stargazing and guided hikes/walks. There are more than 50 miles of hiking trails in Bryce Canyon, ranging over many different elevations.
A short hike takes you through a verdant cliff-walled canyon dotted with Indian Petroglyphs to a lush oasis at the canyons end where turquoise water plunges downward to a misty crystal-clear pool below.
Capitol Reef presents unique reef-like sandstone cliffs capped in white domes of stone, which early explorers likened to the U.S. Capitol-thus the name of this park. This hundred-mile-long national park contains the dramatic Waterpocket Fold, which graphically depicts how the earth’s surface was layered, folded and then eroded creating numerous “pockets” or basins which during the winter and spring become seasonal ponds.
Located on Cedar Mountain, Cascade Falls is a stream of water that gushes from the side of a mountain and plunges into the rocks and forest below to become the Virgin river. The access trail is very well maintained (bridges & wooden steps), and has several benches and a viewing platform to rest and enjoy the view.
Cedar Breaks is only 21 miles away from Pinewoods by car and can even be reached in summer by bicycle or in winter by snowmobile or X-C skis. Originally known by local Native American tribes as the “Circle of Painted Cliffs,” the fantastic, richly colored cliffs fold and twist along a canyon rim that rises to over 10,000 feet with amber and purple tinted slopes and spires filling the 2,500 ft. deep main amphitheater.
Cedar City is the Mecca of Classical Theater with its “Tony” award winning Shakespearean Festival as well as contemporary plays throughout the summer and a yearly Renaissance Faire and Highland Games. In addition, Cedar City, has both golf courses and tennis courts available to the public.
A sweeping expanse of coral-colored sand has been blown into a series of beautiful dunes surrounded by sandstone hills and a cedar and pinion pine forest where you can hike, take photos, ride dune buggies, or just lay in the silky, pink sand.
Formerly known as Iron Mission State Park, this site of the first iron foundry west of the Mississippi, Iron Mission State Park is now a historical museum, offering a remarkable collection of horse drawn wagons, sleighs, stagecoaches and machinery from that period.
Located just 32 miles from Pinewoods Resort.
Glen Canyon National Recreational Area includes the Colorado River with all its white water rafting both above and below the huge Glen Canyon Dam. Above the dam is the 180 mile long Lake Powell and below, the incomparable Grand Canyon of Arizona. [less than a two hour drive]
Located approximately 102 miles from Pinewoods Resort
An early pioneer settlement, Grafton represents one of the true ghosts towns in Southern Utah and was used in the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. This is said to be the most photographed Ghost Town in the West.
Superlatives truly fail when trying to describe the views from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which lies just two hours south of Pinewoods. Created over millions of years of time by the slow, steady carving of the Colorado River and it tributaries, Grand Canyon is one of the world’s renowned spectacles with its unmatched winding canyons, spectrum of colors, and unique geological panoramas.
Grand Staircase-Escalante is one of the country’s largest national monuments comprising nearly 1.7 million acres of pristine mesas, red rock canyons, sandstone cliffs, natural bridges and arches. Within its borders are major paleontological and archeological sites containing fossils and petrified wood along with remnants of prehistoric dwelling and rock art. A multitude of trails offer hiking, backpacking and mountain biking throughout the monuments.
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is located approximately 50 miles from Pinewoods Resort.
Lake Powell is a huge man made lake in a beautiful barren land that has more shoreline than our Pacific Coast line and offers incredible sightseeing tours, unsurpassed boating, water skiing and fishing.
Located approximately 120 miles from Pinewoods Resort