The name Panguitch comes from the Paiute Indian word for “big fish,” many of which were caught at nearby Panguitch Lake. This ranching community is the gateway to the remote and scenic “Inner Utah” of the Kaiparowits Plateau region. Homes in the city's historic district were built using red bricks fired in a former community kiln.
Garfield County Travel Council 55 S. Main St. PANGUITCH, UT 84759. Phone:(435)676-1161 or (800)444-6689
A self-guiding, 45-minute walking tour of the area, featuring the Garfield County Courthouse and the Social Hall (Panguitch Playhouse) among other notable sights, is available from the travel council.