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Manti City
P.O. Box 195,
Manti, UT 84642
(435) 835-1701
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Hitting the Slopes

West of Monticello or north of Blanding, trails lead to many points in the Manti-La Sal National Forest's Abajo Mountains for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Access into the La Sal Mountains, the second-highest range in Utah, is by the La Sal Mountain Loop Road east of Moab. Groomed trails are provided and private backcountry huts are available. Snowmobiling is not allowed in the national parks.

To obtain road, avalanche, and snow conditions for the La Sal Mountains, call 259-SNOW. Check with the Monticello District of the Forest Service for specifics on snowmobiling in Abajos.

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Prehistoric Adventures in Fairview

The Fairview Museum of History and Art is a unique small community museum with outstanding exhibits including a newly installed, life-size replica of a Colombian Mammoth. This mammoth was discovered in the nearby mountains during a construction project in the summer of 1988. The skeletal remains were preserved in a peat bog where it died 11,000 years ago. The bones were not fossilized, but were so well preserved that scientific testing has uncovered a great deal of information about the mammoth's physical condition, including the fact that pine trees were part of its final meal. The mammoth replica is visible from the exterior of the museum through a huge window.

The rest of the museum features historical artifacts, art (sculpture and painting), humanities lectures, school tours, local historic archives, and oral and family history collections. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. 85 N. 100 East, Fairview, (801) 427-9216.

Cultural Attractions

Snow College in Ephraim has theater productions during the school year. The Gunnison Valley Arts Council offers quarterly concerts. (801) 528-7969. The Tri-County music Guild and its auxiliary present concerts annually. Seven concerts per year are held in the intimate Joseph Recital Hall. (801) 527-4962.

Events around Sanpete County include Utah's biggest outdoor pageant, the Mormon Miracle Pageant, held each July. The pageant attracts up to 20,000 people nightly to see American and Mormon history unfold in musical drama against the backdrop of the Mormon Latter Day Saints Temple. The Scandinavian Festival, hosted in May by the town of Ephraim, offers food, crafts, dancing, and many other events. Yearly, Moroni has Turkey Days and Fountain Green has Lamb Days.

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

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