Area Attractions

snowSnow College
Snow College has a rich tradition of preparing students to meet their futures since 1888. The two year state-run liberal arts college now has two campuses in Central Utah, one in Ephraim and one in Richfield. Snow College has always been proud of its small size. The school offers personal attention in some of the smallest classes available in higher education.

templeManti Temple
The beautiful Manti Temple sits atop the hill at the North end of Manti and is the dominant structure in the city. Built between 1877 and 1888 by the pioneers who settled this Sanpete Valley, it is a place of worship for members of the LDS church. We invite you to tour the grounds and enjoy the flower gardens and the wonderful view of Manti. 10min Drive.


Mormon Miracle Pageant

Held each year in June on the grounds of the Manti Temple, the Pageant follows the trek of the pioneer settlers to Utah and recounts a brief history of the ancient civilizations of America. For more information please call: 1-888-255-886 or 435-835-3000.


Horseshoe Mountain Pottery

Pottery and paintings by Joseph and Lee Udall Bennion. Includes artist’s biographies and image galleries.




Scandinavian Festival in Ephraim
Memorial day weekend
Dancing, Story Telling, Scandinavian Food, Rodeo, Crafts, Music


fireworks4th of July Celebration
Come celebrate the 4th of July in Ephraim and Manti! Our Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration has it all… a beauty pageant, a pancake breakfast at the city park, a patriotic program, food booths and games, a watermellon bust and of course a fireworks show to end it off right.”


goatSanpete County Fair
The county fair is held annually in mid August at the country fairgrounds in Manti. Activities include a carnival, rodeo, demolition derby, livestock show, craft show, pet show, food booths and more.


springcityartsSpring City Arts
SCA promotes art through advocacy programs, education, mentoring, workshops and service.  SCA organizes, encourages, and educates the public about art and artists of Spring City and Sanpete County.

museumMuseum of History and Art
Founded in 1859, nested at the northern end of historic pastoral Sanpete Valley, Fairview is the gateway to Huntington, ECCLES Canyons National Scenic Byways, (Utah 31, Utah’s Heritage Highway 89, Fairview to Kanab, One of the great scenic roadways of the world.) The museum in housed in two imposing buildings, the hundred year old stone former school, Heritage Building and the Moore Contemporary Horizon Building. Museum of History and Art, 85 North 100 East, P.O. Box 157 Fairview, Utah 84629

Outdoor Activities

Palisade_State_Park_golfPalisade State Park
Palisade State Park is located a convenient 10 miles south of Ephraim. The park offers an 18 hole golf course, the best kept secret in utah! Enjoy the lake’s sandy beaches, or rent a canoe or paddle boat. Take a peaceful hike around the lake or just enjoy a quiet picnic. For more information call Pro Shop Phone: 435 835-GOLF, or Park Phone: 435 835-PARK

UT0577_508Ephraim Canyon
Nearby Ephraim Canyon is a beautiful escape into the mountains that overlook the peaceful Sanpete Valley. A half-hour drive up the canyon will bring you to the Skyline Drive. Numerous trails twist through the area which are suitable for mountain biking, horseback riding and 4-wheeling. The area also offers excellent snowmobiling in the winter.

maple-canyonMaple Canyon
Maple canyon is quite an amazing place to go rock climbing. At first it doesn’t appear to be that great of a place to climb and it is hard to imagine that this desert place could be such a climbing Mecca. Many people have said that they don’t trust the rock or the protection provided in this canyon. But I assure you that the holds are there and the climbing is excellent. Be sure to bring a helmet for the belayer because routes less traveled tend to have more rock fall. Belaying your climbing partner from an angle that will protect you is recommended.


The plateau above Fairview, Manti and Mayfield (Twelve Mile) canyons [complex map], provides excellent snowmobiling from November to April, and connects with Joe’s Valley/Ferron. This area also connects to Skyline Drive. It is just south of the larger more popular areas, and has opportunities rising above 10,000 feet.

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Manti LaSal National Forest Service, grooms more than 100 miles of trails.  This central Utah complex is located away from major population centers. Its varied terrain makes it the perfect get-away-from-it-all retreat. Follow a groomed trail or glide through an open field of fresh powder – the opportunities are limitless.

Check with local U.S. Forest Service offices for trail guides and travel maps for ungroomed trails and other areas open to snowmobile use.

For current conditions and grooming schedules, contact:
Utah Division of Parks and Recreation

800-OHV-RIDE (648-7433)
801-538-7433 (Salt Lake City)
Utah Road Conditions: 800-492-2400
Manti-LaSal National Forest

Price Ranger District: 435-637-2817
Ferron Ranger District: 435-384-2372
Sanpete Ranger District: 435-283-4151

atvATV: Arapeen OHV Trail System
The Arapeen OHV Trail System is located in south central Utah in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Over 350 miles of ATV and 4X4 routes are included in the system. The backbone of the system is the scenic South Skyline Drive which is a rugged 4X4 experience for most of its 58-mile length from Utah Highway 31 on the north to the Fish lake National Forest boundary on the south.

Access to the western side of the trail system occurs from Sanpete Valley and US Highway 89. Principal access points include 4X4 route #4 in Spring City Canyon, ATV route #3 in Manti Canyon, and ATV route #2 in Twelve Mile Canyon east of Mayfield.

Access to the eastern side occurs from the communities of Castle Dale and Ferron which are located along Utah Highway 10. Principal access points include ATV route #5 west of Joes Valley Reservoir, ATV route #62 from Ferron Canyon, and 4X4 route #7 also located in Ferron Canyon.

Fishing and hunting are among the most popular sports in Sanpete County. Nature has graced this area with streams and lakes well-stocked with rainbow trout and other fish. Those who do not enjoy fishing, look forward to hunting season and the chance to head for the mountains and forests where deer and elk abound. Occasional bear and mountain lions make exciting trophies. Geese and duck are plentiful across the marsh lands of the County. Inhabiting the valley floor are thousands of pheasants.

skylineSkyline Drive

One of many attractions the Manti-LaSal National Forest has to offer is the beautiful drive across the Skyline Drive. Many visitors each year come to the Manti-LaSal National Forest to view the beautiful scenery from Skyline Drive. The Skyline Drive corridor contains portions of the Utah Adventure Highway and the Great Western Trail. It provides panoramic views and is one of the most scenic drives in the Nation.

Skyline Drive (graded), for its length is one of the highest roads in the United States, winds for nearly 100 miles along the broad summit of the Wasatch Plateau, affording magnificent views of Sanpete Valley, mile-deep canyons, lake-filled basins and delightful alpine meadows and forests.