Garfield County Information


Some of Utah's most famous scenery is within Garfield County. Portions of three national parks, two national forests, a national monument and a national recreation area are encompassed in the county boundaries.

Visit the eerie hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park, or the dramatic canyons and arches of Canyonlands. The white sandstone domes of Capitol Reef National Park are also nearby, as is the massive ridge of Grand Staircase-Escalante, and its numerous canyons and plateaus.

The San Rafael desert dominates much of the county, but this doesn't prevent it from having impressive green stretches, such as those preserved by the massive Dixie National Forest. The Fishlake National Forest is highlighted by the lovely Fish Lake. There's little green in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, but it surrounds Lake Powell, second largest reservoir in the United States and a very popular vacation destination.

Whether you visit Garfield County for boating, hiking, offroading, or any other outdoor activity, you'll be amazed at how varied and beautiful your experience is.