Top 10 Things to Know About Panguitch
#1 - Settled in 1864 and again in 1867 by Mormon families sent over Cedar Mtn. from Parowan by Brigham Young. Panguitch means "Big Fish" in the Piuite language.
#2 - Hundreds of red brick homes and commercial buildings are the result of the town's early efforts to support itself by making bricks from local red clay.
#3 - Located between Bryce Canyon Natl. Park, Zion Natl. Park, Cedar Breaks Natl. Monument and Panguitch Lake.
#4 - All American Highway 12 starts just 7 miles outside of Panguitch.
#5 - Panguitch is located in Garfield County and is the county seat, population 1400 making it the largest town in the county. With less than one person per square mile, Garfield County stretches from Panguitch east to the Colorado River. The recently installed traffic signal out near Bryce Canyon is the first traffic signal in the county!
#6 - Panguitch is home to the famous Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival, Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally, Desperado Dual Double Century Bike Race, Old Time Fiddlers Festival,
#7 - Infamous outlaw, Butch Cassidy lived just north of Panguitch in a tiny wood slat house you can still see. He still has relatives in the area and many of them claim he did NOT die in Bolivia as the movie portrayed.
#8 - John D. Lee, another infamous character, is buried in the Panguitch Cemetary. Praised for his establishment of Lee's Ferry across the Colorado River and many other good works settling the area, he was later villified for his role in the Mountain Meadow Massacre.
#9 - Panguitch ranchers produce thousands of beef cattle and sheep every year.
#10 - Panguitch has all these following services:
- grocery store
- full-service pharmacy
- county hospital
- tourism office
- auto repair & tire shop
- hardware store
- outdoor supply store
- sheriff's office
- movie theater
- ice cream shop
- city park & skate park
- rodeo arena
- court house