Located 30 miles west of Beaver is the small city of Milford. Due to its location it has remained unknown to many Utah travelers. In its early days Milford was nothing more than a few shacks nearby the many mines that surround the area. In 1880 Arvin Stoddard was Milford's first settler. During the same time, prospectors were searching the hills west and southwest for lead, silver, and gold.
Also during this time Milford became the railroad terminal for the Southern Utah Line, which enhanced Milford's importance as a supply station and the shipping center for local mines and provided a loading place for the cattle of southern Utah. Today as you enter Milford from the West the first structure your see is the Historic Milford Hotel, constructed in 1913. On our visit we were fortunate to meet the owners, Bryon Mccarty, Brent and Lynn Severson, and Joy Tomlin. We were invited in to take a tour of this historic building, and Bryon was gracious enough to give us some history about the building and the surrounding area. Currently the owners are restoring this building with hopes that one day they can open it up as a bed & breakfast.
For those that enjoy exploring Utah's desert country and mining past you must visit Milford. This town is a great starting place to visit some of Utah's most famous mining towns such as Frisco. The outdoor activities are endless around this area; you can enjoy hiking, ATV trails, rock hounding, hot springs and much more. Visit the Milford historic park and learn more about this areas mining history and past explorers. Stop by the old Caboose on Main Street for more information about what you can discover on your visit to Milford.
Due to the hard work of Utah's natural resource agencies, non-profit organizations and many ATV riding clubs, Utah offers an abundance of ATV recreational opportunities. But this abundance is always at risk. Please do your part in protecting this outdoor activity by always following the trail rules. Stay on the trail, obey speed limits, respect others that will be using the same area, such as hikers, horse back riders etc. Always clean up your trash and do your part in keeping the area clean and beautiful by packing out any other trash you may find!
- Easter Weekend 2012 Little Sahara Recreation Area (Video)
- Black Hawk ATV Tours In Blanding Utah
- Bear Lake ATV Trails - Shoshone ATV Trail System
- Mantua ATV Trails - Willard Peak Road
- Amasa ATV Trail
- Clay Canyon
- The Maple Canyon / Log Canyon ATV Trail Loop
- Lake Canyon Campground And ATV Trail System
- ATV Trail #255 Logan Canyon
- ATV Trail #175 Logan Canyon
- Hodges Canyon ATV Trail #28 - Logan Canyon
- Little Bear ATV Trail - Logan Canyon
- Jacob City
- Casto Canyon ATV Trail
- Bullion Canyon And The Miners Park Recreation Trail
Utah offers over a 1000 fishable lakes and streams as well as blue ribbon fisheries such as the Green River. Utah fishing is open year around. Species range from the popular rainbow and cutthroat to large mackinaw and Brown trout to striped bass, walleye, bluegill, whitefish, the Bonneville cisco and many others.
Utah Hiking Trails
One of the best ways to see Utah's beautiful scenery is to enjoy one of Utah's many hiking trails. From red rock canyons to wilderness areas to the highest peak in Utah your hiking adventures are endless. Choose an area that your are interested in hiking from the list below.
Hiking Trail Directory:
- American Fork Canyon
- Arches National Park
- Big Cottonwood Canyon
- Little Cottonwood Canyon
- Mill Creek Canyon
- All Other Trails
Utah Ski Resorts and Snowboarding Resorts
Utah is well known for the "Greatest Snow On Earth"!. Utah has fourteen distinct resorts that offer fantastic conditions for skiing and snowboarding. With an average snow fall of 200 to 500 inches per year, Utah's resorts offer all kinds a skiable terrain that fits everyone's tastes. What ever your skiing ability is, Utah's resorts can accommodate you. Most of Utah's resorts also offer summertime activities such as hiking, mountain biking and much more.
- Alta Ski Area
- Beaver Mountain Ski Resort
- Brian Head Ski and Summer Resort
- Brighton Ski Resort
- The Canyons Ski Resort
- Deer Valley Resort
- Powder Mountain Ski Resort
- Snowbird Ski And Summer Resort
- Solitude Mountain Resort
More than 600 species of fishes, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds call Utah home. Below you will find some information on wildlife viewing opportunities in Utah's diverse climate. Click here to learn more about Utah's wildlife species.
- Utah Tundra Swan Day
- Utah Bald Eagle Day
- The Tracy Aviary
- The Living Planet Aquarium
- Bull Moose Encounter Big Cottonwood Canyon 2012 (Video)
- Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area
- Utah Botanical Center
- Snow Goose Festival Delta Utah
- Bear River Bird Refuge Visitors Center
- Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
- Fountain Green Bald Eagle Day
- Fountain Green Fish Hatchery
- Kokanee Salmon Run Up The Strawberry River
- Hardware Ranch Wildlife Viewing Area