Panguitch is the Indian word meaning “Big Fish”, referring to Panguitch Lake just above the town. Settled by Mormon pioneers in 1864 the town has many tall redbrick homes with European architectural influences. Panguitch UT is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on earth making it an excellent base for exploring the national parks and monuments nearby.
Located at 6,700 feet above sea level in a valley between the Markagunt and Paunsaugunt Plateaus in southern Utah, Panguitch motels make an excellent base for exploring the many natural attractions and national parks in this beautiful area.
This picturesque mid-size town has a good choice of Panguitch lodging including motels, B&Bs, lodges and Panguitch hotels. Close to Panguitch Utah motels are several campgrounds and RV parks. The town has a wide choice of diners and restaurants. There are banks, shops, a visitor center and a hospital. The Triple C Arena hosts many rodeos, festivals and events.
- Rodeos and equestrian events
- Hiking & Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Rock Climbing
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Panguitch Lake – local
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum - local
- Markagunt Plateau – 15 miles
- Paunsaugunt Western Wildlife Museum – 16 miles
- Red Canyon – 18 miles
From Panguitch Utah hotels go south on Hwy 89 for 6 miles then head east on Hwy 12 for 13.5 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 63 for a further 6 miles and follow signs to Bryce National Park which is on Bryce Point Road. Total journey 27 miles.