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What does a Hot Spring, Pando and Capitol Reef have in common? Making a #UTAWESOME Trip! Leave after work Friday and come home Sunday. Cover some unknown parts of Utah in Richfield and Fish Lake.
- Wake up in Richfield.
- Grab a doughnut from GGs in Monroe.
- Visit either Mystic Hot Springs (entrance fee) or Red Hills Hot Springs (free.)
- Head over to Fremont Indian State Park. You could spend at least a half-day there or even longer.
- Take the scenic route to Capitol Reef National Park through Fish Lake National Forest. Drive by the world's biggest organism, Pando!
- If you love geocaches and random side road attractions, visit Bum Rock.
- Drive down to Fish Lake Lodge and walk the grounds. Grab a bite to eat too.
Mystic Hot Springs
Mystic Hot Springs is not too far from Red Hills Hot Springs (free.) in Sevier County.
Mystic Hot Springs has multiple pools and epic freestanding tubs (literally.)
Red Hill Hot Springs
Red Hill Hot Springs is a family-friendly hot spring right at the bottom of a (you guessed it) red hill in Monroe, Utah. The spring is free to the public and open year-round.
Fremont Indian State Park and Museum
Fremont Indian State Park (Has a fairly active Facebook Page. Follow it.)
Pando Forest Overlook
Pando, the LARGEST organism on earth is right here it UT. A single organism, spreading over 106 acres, 13 million pounds, and over 47,000 trees.
Fish Lake Lodge
Fish Lake Lodge, sits right alongside Fish Lake and right by Pando (the world's largest living organism!) Sitting at 9,000 feet elevation, you'll be able to enjoy cooler weather in Utah's hottest m
Where to Stay:
- Broken Spur
- Capitol Reef Campground
- BLM land camping
- Cassidy Arch - Strenuous, but plenty of kids can make the hike
- Grand Wash - Great place to explore for all ages.
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park's original name was “Wayne’s Wonderland.” True story.
Cassidy Arch Trail
Cassidy Arch Trail at #CapitolReefNationalPark has jaw-dropping views. It's a tougher uphill trek, (3.1 miles) but you can't beat the desert scenery.
- Hickman Bridge – The most popular hike. It’s moderate but very family-friendly. Overs plenty of amazing views and lizard watching.
- Sulphur Creek – A fun hike if you are visiting in the middle of the summer. Prepare to walk through water.
- Visit the Orchard and get ice cream or pie. After a good hike stop and visit. Pies are made daily. Plenty of picnic area.
- Picnic in the orchard. So much shade and grass. You’ll probably spot some deer as well.
Hickman Bridge Trail
Hickman Bridge Trail Head is a 1.8 mile hike located in Torrey, UT rated moderate.