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Explore 55 miles of astounding scenery on Utah’s Patchwork Parkway. Follow ancient Native American migration routes as local tribes moved from their desert wintering grounds to their summer hunting and gathering lands.

The route meanders through Dixie National Forest moving from 6,000 feet above sea level to a towering 10,000 feet where, on Brian’s Head, spectacular views of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park lie at your feet, so close that you can count the “hoodoos” from the highest point. 

In 1863, 54 Mormon pioneer families struggled over this route tracking across the rugged Bear Valley and walking on quilts laid atop the deep snow to get food to save the settlement. The legacy of these pioneers now blends with ancient cultures, the historic communities of Parowan and Panguitch, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Conservation Areas.