30 miles to Meadow Hot Springs

Meadow Hot Springs consists of three soaking areas which are located on private property, just south of Fillmore.

34 miles to Lava Tubes

The entrance to the Lava Tubes is located in a rock pit near the NW base of Tabernacle Hill. The trail is not marked very well, so you'll have to use your best exploring skills to find your way. Once you have entered the first cave follow it underground for about 100 ft until it leads you back to the surface. Continue SW for another 100 ft and you'll come up into rock pit, continue hiking and you'll find the entrance to the second cave. Follow it underground for about 130 ft and it will lead you to a boulder field. Traverse across the field for around 400 ft and you'll reach a wide ravine, follow it around and you'll come to the entrance of the 3rd cave. After entering you'll reach a point where the ceiling has collapsed then the last cave begins and goes only about 75 ft. before closing off. Return the ravine and follow the rock trail up and out the S end, continue south and you'll drop down into the main volcanic crater. Head back out of the crater and head north following the road back towards the parking area. To finish the adventure I'd recommend hiking to the top of tabernacle hill. Just follow the trail straight up from the parking area and you'll be rewarded with amazing views of the Black Rock Desert.


Located a few miles north of Marysvale in Piute County, Big Rock Candy Mountain consists of altered volcanic rock in various shades of yellow, orange, red, and white. The yellow, orange, and red colors are from the presence of iron minerals, such as jarosite, hematite, and pyrite. The white color is due to the presence of alunite and kaolinite, minerals rich in potassium.

GeoSights: Big Rock Candy Mountain, Utah’s volcanic past, Piute County – Utah Geological Survey

40 miles to Ghost Town Frisco Ghost Town & Cemetery

If you spend some time exploring this area you are sure to have memorable adventure that you will share with your friends and family for many years to come. Take your metal detectors and explore the old washes for relics, you never know what you may come across. I hope you will go and enjoy the Frisco Ghost Town as much as we did!

44 miles to Rock Corral Recreation Area - Mineral Mountains Utah

While hiking around the Big Rock Corral Picnic area we discovered a small cavern made from giant slaps of Granite stack on top of each other. Within the cavern was a small running stream and icicles hanging from the ceiling, what a site to see. While driving to the Rock Corral Recreation Area you see the typical Utah desert scenery, but you will be very surprised of the beauty of this desert location if you’re willing to spend the time and explore. If you’re looking for solitude and a great family location filled with outdoor activities, visit the Rock Corral Recreation Area. Bring along your camera as photo opportunities are numerous.

136 miles to Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a state park in southwestern Utah, United States, located between Mount Carmel Junction and Kanab, south and west of U.S. Highway 89 in Kane County. The park features uniquely pink-hued sand dunes located beside red sandstone cliffs.

44 miles to Eagle Point skiing

The resort is home to long groomed intermediate and beginner terrain mixed with excellent advanced trails. The terrain is diverse, the scenery is spectacular and the ski area is known for having a relaxed atmosphere and some of the best terrain options in Southern Utah.

1 mile to Fishlake National Forest

The Fishlake National Forest offers a variety of recreation opportunities including fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, horseback riding, prospecting, rock hounding and of course, off-highway vehicle riding.

22 miles to Obsidian Beds Black Springs

Approximately 2.5 million years ago (late Tertiary Period), volcanic eruptions in the Black Spring area of the Black Rock Desert in western Utah spewed out the volcanic rocks rhyolite, pumice, and obsidian. Obsidian is a dark-colored volcanic glass formed when molten lava cools quickly. It is usually black but colored varieties range from brown to red. Snowflake obsidian, a black obsidian with whitish-gray spots (spherulites) of radiating needle-shaped cristobalite (high-temperature quartz) crystals, is also found in the Black Rock Desert. Obsidian has been used for arrowheads and primitive cutting tools, and is presently used for jewelry.

2 miles to Cove Fort Historic Center

Cove Fort is located halfway between Beaver and Fillmore in south central Utah. It served as an important way station for travelers, the Pony Express, and telegraph lines from 1867 to the early 1880s. Ira Hinckley and his family, and later Ira’s brother Arza and his family, provided food and lodging for visitors at the fort. Today, Cove Fort is a historic site operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is open to the public. Tours of the restored fort tell about the families who lived there and about their efforts to provide for the needs of the travelers. For information about visiting Cove Fort, click or tap here.