On your first day in Beaver, you can start by hitting the trails. Choose from multiple biking or hiking options near Beaver, all of which offer some incredible views along the way. Head for the Tushar Mountains, which include a series of high peaks, including 12,169-foot Delano Peak, the highest point in Beaver County. Mountain bikers will love the 12-mile singletrack section of the Skyline Trail
that travels from the Big Flat Trailhead on the south to the Big John Flat Trailhead to the north. It’s a challenging ride, but one well worth the effort for intermediate and advanced riders. Expect some steeper climbs paired with fast, flat sections and surrounding meadows. You can also hike the trail. Or for more of a challenge, take on the summit of Delano Peak or 12,137-foot Mount Belknap.
Another great outdoor option is the nearby Eagle Point Resort
. While it’s best known for its skiing and snowboarding in the winter, the resort is filled with summer activities as well, including mountain biking, hiking, and fishing. You can even engage in a game of paintball on its impressive outdoor battlefield with natural obstacles and barriers.
After time exploring outside, you can step back in time with a walk to see some of the more than 100 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From the red brick Beaver County Courthouse to old cabins to the Beaver Opera House, there are plenty of sights to see in town. In summer months, step inside the courthouse to see a museum filled by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, which features displays on the area’s first settlers. Visit the old cabins of famous faces hailing from Beaver, including outlaw Butch Cassidy and the inventor of television, Philo T. Farnsworth. Go inside the Farnsworth Cabin in summer months to see a museum dedicated to his achievements.
After the long day, check out Beaver’s most charming eatery, Maria’s Cocina
. Located in a cabin in a campground, this inexpensive restaurant specializes in simple but tasty Mexican fare.