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Valley of Fire, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the Grand Canyon
are just a few of the destinations within reach of Mesquite. Whether you
want to take a day trip or get away for a 3-day weekend, there is a
destination within an easy drive sure to delight you.
Download the hiking trails map
Some ideas to get you started:Daytrip
: Take a short drive
North on Hwy 91 to Gunlock Reservoir. Hike, swim,fish, and boat to your
heart’s content. Drive further to Veyo off Hwy 18 to enjoy Veyo’s famous
pie before heading back. Native American petroglyphs more your style?
Journey South on I-15 to Valley of Fire. (ALSO within easy reach: Pine
Valley; Snow Canyon; Lake Mead; Mt. Charleston)
Two Days: Visitors thin out
late-August at Zion National Park, making Spring and early Fall ideal
times to visit. Walk, bike, drive, or take a guided horseback ride
through Zion’s showcase of plateaus, deep canyons, and striking rock
towers. (STAY inside the Park at
the charming Zion Lodge). Getting
There: Head North on I-15, then East on Rte 9.
Three Days: One of the most scenic
roads in the US, Hwy 12 can be driven in a mere three hours. The
125-mile byway takes in four state parks, two national parks, a national
forest, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument. With a world of
sights, take a camera, your binoculars - and your time. To get there: Take I-15 North to Cedar
City. Get on UT-14 going East to Long Valley Junction. Take US-89 North
to UT-12 where the byway begins. (EATS
Cafe DIablo in Torrey. Fare includes desert rattlesnake