The weather is warming up and it's time to start planning your summer adventure. With stunning overlooks, modern campsites, clear waters, and a trail system beloved by thrill seekers across the world, Sanpete County is the place for you and your family to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Located in the heart of Utah, Sanpete County is home to both Palisade State Park and the Arapeen Trail System. In Sanpete, the goal is to "Expand your soul" and once you gaze out at our stunning landscape, you'll understand why.
Palisade State Park
From its desert canyon golf course, RV and tent camping sites, and access for off-highway vehicles - this park offers something for everyone.
The Palisade Golf Course is loved by golfers of all skill sets and offers some of the most challenging greens in the state. This 18-hole course is also home to a pro shop staffed by a PGA professional and is stocked with all the golf supplies and attire you need.
Don't forget to stop by the snack bar to pick up breakfast, lunch or dinner. Tee times are accepted up to seven days in advance and group applications can are also accepted.
Not much of a golfer? Try your hand at camping instead. Pitch a tent or bring your RV to one of Palisade's 55 campsites - including nine sites with full hookups. Modern restrooms with hot showers and culinary water are on site. Group sites are also available for your family reunions or gatherings.
You won't want to miss out on playing in the water at Palisade State Park. If you don't have water toys or if you forgot to bring them, the park has a solution for you. They rent paddle boats, paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks for kids and adults. Your rental also includes life jackets and paddles.
If you ride an ATV, side-by-side, or any other off-highway-vehicle, you'll quickly learn that Sanpete County is home to one of Utah's treasures, the Arapeen OHV Trail System.
Why is the Arapeen Trail System so popular? Because it's enormous - spanning across 750,000 acres of National Forest on the Manti Mountain and featuring over 550 miles of rideable trails. About two-thirds of all the trails in the Arapeen System are side-by-side friendly, making it an OHV paradise.
Another enticing aspect of the Arapeen Trail System is how accessible it is throughout a large portion of Sanpete County. Riders can hop on through Fairview, Mt. Pleasant, Spring City, Ephraim, Manti, Sterling, and Mayfield. All the trails are interconnected, so you could wake up in Spring City, spend your day on the trail and then lay your head down for the night in Mayfield. The possibilities are endless!
Check out utahatvtrails.org for a free trail map to plan your attack on the mountain.
Feel like putting hand-to-dirt and setting your sights on making it to the top? Sanpete county has the answer to your rock climbing dreams.
Maple Canyon is one of Utah's most unique rock climbing areas. Climbers from across the globe make the trip to test their skills on Maple Canyon's unique cliffs. But don't let that intimidate you! There are routes for all climbing levels, so even a novice climber will have some fun.
Maple canyon has more than 550 routes, all of which are easily accessed from the road and various hiking trails. The routes tucked away in these narrow canyons are a perfect get-away from the hot summer sun.
Check out this map for a peek at the route locations.