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Manti City
P.O. Box 195,
Manti, UT 84642
(435) 835-1701
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Sanpete County, located in the heart of Utah, is packed with many fascinating historical sites and natural wonders. The county was settled in the 1800's by Mormons sent from Salt Lake City, who undoubtedly appreciated the area's beautiful mountains, lakes, and other treasures. Located only 100 miles from Salt Lake City, it has many things to see and do, ranging from outdoor activities to historic towns.

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Spring City is one of the county's original Mormon settlements. The city is listed on the National Historic Register. It is the best remaining example of early Mormon colonization.

The beautifully restored Main Street and revived original store fronts of nearby Mount Pleasant are worth a visit. A walking tour map is available for those who enjoy the history of these interesting buildings.

The town of Manti is home to the Temple of the Latter Day Saints, built by the first pioneers. The Mormon Miracle Pageant, which is held on the temple hillside each summer, draws thousands of visitors from all over the world, as it depicts the story of the church's early history and the first settlers in Sanpete.

Ephraim is home to Snow College, a great junior college with a real hometown feel. It's also the annual home of the wonderful Scandinavian Festival, celebrating the heritage of the county's original Mormon settlers.

A little further down the road is Sterling, home to a new 18-hole golf course. The beautiful state park located in the town offers opportunities for fishing, camping, and many water sports.

Sanpete was the central stronghold for the mighty Ute nation. You'll want to make it a point to visit the markers that are being placed at the sites of the Blackhawk War battles. The Horseshoe Mountain Festival in Mount Pleasant honors the descendants of the pioneers and Native Americans who fought in the war.

During the summer months the county is busy with many exciting festivals. Besides Ephraim's Mormon Days festival, regional celebrations include the Mormon Miracle Pageant, Lamb Days, the July 24th Pioneer Youth Pageant, and the Horseshoe Mountain Festival, as well as various Independence Day parades, rodeos, fireworks, and historic home tours.

There are several art and pioneer museums worth visiting in the area. You won't want to miss the giant Colombian Mammoth, located in the Fairview Museum. The county also produces handmade items and crafts. Take some time out to browse one of the quaint stores in the area that features local crafts.

Scenic Byway 31 zigs its way through Fairview Canyon. The drive over this excellent road is breathtaking, with wild flowers in summer, stunningly colorful foliage in autumn, and pure white snow everywhere in the cold months, creating a winter wonderland.

Sanpete has ten beautiful historic bed & breakfast inns and eleven comfortable motels for your lodging needs. There are a variety of restaurants available, as well as several fast food establishments.

Come fish, hike, bike, ski, snowmobile, or just watch the beauty of nature in the beautiful mountains of Sanpete County. The high country holds moose, elk, deer, big horn sheep, and mountain goats. There is also a variety of wild birds, including eagles, hawks, and geese, among others.

Sensational Sanpete County...it's one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Manti City
P.O. Box 195,
Manti, UT 84642
(435) 835-1701
Email: manti150@deseretmail.com

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