07 Apr 2022
3 Reasons we Love Summer in Parowan, UT
A picture-perfect small town surrounded by national parks, outdoor recreation, and delicious treats; what’s not to love? A summer visit to Parowan is a great chance to pick up a cinnamon roll, visit petroglyphs, and enjoy a hike.
1. The Parowan Sweet Tour
Take the sweet tour to see how these local businesses put their own delicious twist on homemade cinnamon rolls as you explore historic Parowan!
Choose from Southern Country Kitchen, Parowan Cafe, Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard or Your Story Utah to find your favorite take on this classic treat. Pick your favorite and be sure to let the owner-baker know. Because cinnamon rolls are taken seriously around here!
For a creative twist, visit Calvario’s Family Restaurant for a cinnamon roll churro or cinnamon roll chimichanga. Another unique option is the Diary Freeze cinnamon roll shake!
2. Visit the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
With over 90 panels and 1,500 figures, the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs are believed to be one of the most concentrated collections of petroglyphs in the west, and one of the most accessible! The Parowan Gap is also home to some incredible archaeo-astronomy events (centered around seasonal equinox events in spring, summer, and fall) and is only two miles away from preserved dinosaur prints.
The Parowan Gap is open year-round and is a great destination for spring and fall.
3. Trails to Explore
After a day out and about exploring the historic main street and nearby attractions kick back and relax with a hike in or scenic drive through Parowan Canyon. Hwy 143 which connects the town of Parowan to Brian Head is a national scenic byway. While you may still find snow at the high elevations, it’s always worth a scenic drive!
Along the way stop and hike the Hidden Haven Trail. This moderate trail is 1.4 miles and is best hiked in spring and fall. Along this trail, you wind through a wildlife study area then traverse a granite rock wall to a 20 ft waterfall. Use care approaching the waterfall as the surface is uneven and strewn with rock.
The trailhead can be found between mile markers 8 and 9.
Come explore our backyard and capture a memory or two of your own! When you do be sure to tag @visitcedarcity to share your adventure.
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