WHERE IS DUCK CREEK?
Duck Creek is in Kane County, Utah. It is on UT-14, about 30 miles up the canyon from Cedar City. Duck Creek itself stretches half a mile along this road, but the activities, sights-to-see, and nearby attractions are found in every direction for miles.
You can get to Duck Creek many ways. The best way to get to Duck Creek is:
From St. George: Drive north on I-15 to Cedar City, get off on Exit 59 and head east to Main Street, turn right on Main Street and left on Center Street, take UT-14 up the canyon for 29 miles (1 hr 30 min from St. George)
From Salt Lake City: Drive south on I-15 to Cedar City, get off on Exit 59 and head east to Main Street, turn right on Main Street and left on Center Street, take UT-14 up the canyon for 29 miles (4 hrs 14 min from Salt Lake City)
OR Drive south on I-15 to Parowan, get off on exit 78 and drive south until Center Street, turn left onto Center Street and continue onto UT-143, drive for 16 miles to UT-148, drive for 7.6 miles and turn left onto UT-14. Continue 12 miles to Duck Creek (4 hrs 11 min from Salt Lake City)
From Richfield: Drive south on US-89 until the UT-14 turnoff, turn right onto UT-14 and drive for 16 miles to Duck Creek (2 hrs from Richfield)
From Kanab: Drive north on US-89 until the UT-14 turnoff, turn left onto UT-14 and drive for 16 miles to Duck Creek (1 hr from Kanab)
HISTORY OF DUCK CREEK
While Duck Creek Village itself wasn’t established until the 1930s, there is plenty of evidence showing that the area surrounding Duck Creek has been used by humans for about 7,000 years. Small family groups used to camp around this area while hunting and collecting food. When groups began growing corn and other crops 2,000 years ago, they built permanent villages (“pueblos”) in this area.
Between A.D. 900-1200, there were two groups present in this area: the Virgin Branch of the Anasazi and the Parowan Fremont. By A.D. 1100, the Southern Paiute became the dominant group in the region, and it stayed that way until the mid-19th century when Euro-Americans began establishing settlements in Zion Canyon.
Duck Creek Village began as a gathering place for local sheepherders. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps helped develop Duck Creek with its Duck Creek Recreation Camp. This camp was used until the CCC was disbanded in the early 1940s. The only building still standing from this era is now the Duck Creek Forest Service Visitor Center.
Soon after the CCC left the area, the film and television industry moved in. Due to Duck Creek’s astonishing scenery and natural beauty, the area became a popular location for movie filming.
Some of the best-known movies filmed in Duck Creek include “Drums Along the Mohawk” (1939), “National Velvet” (1944), “My Friend Flicka” (1943), “Thunderhead, Son of Flicka” (1945), “The Green Grass of Wyoming” (1948), and “Smoky” (1950). Duck Creek was also featured on the television shows “How the West Was Won” and “Daniel Boone.”
Duck Creek soon became known as “Movie Ranch,” a name residents proudly still display today on street signs and buildings.
Since its movie days, Duck Creek has continued to grow. Duck Creek is a popular place for second home-owners looking for a nice, relaxing place in the mountains. Only 5-10 percent of homeowners live there full time, but Duck Creek attracts thousands of visitors every year looking for activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, camping, hunting, and ATV riding.
WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND DUCK CREEK
There are lots of things to do in and around Duck Creek. Here are some of the most popular activities:
There are several places to camp near Duck Creek, and this is a popular summer activity. Some of the most popular campgrounds include Navajo Lake Campground, Duck Creek Campground, Spruces Campground, and Te-Ah Campground. Here is some more information about each one:
Navajo Lake Campground – located at an elevation of 9,200 feet, Navajo Lake is a popular place for fishing, boating, swimming, and camping. Navajo Lake Campground offers campgrounds for a tent or trailer, as well as a Navajo Lake Lodge where you can find comfortable beds, showers, and other amenities.
Duck Creek Campground – Duck Creek Campground is next to Duck Lake, which has excellent fishing. The campground is well maintained, includes flush and vault toilets, and attracts many visitors each season. The campground is open from the end of May through September.
Spruces Campground – Spruces Campground is located next to Navajo Lake and 7 miles from Duck Creek Pond, both of which offer excellent fishing. The campground has flush toilets and drinking water, as well as waterfront sites. Spruces Campground is open from the end of May through September.
Te-Ah Campground – Te-Ah Campground is next to Navajo Lake and is located in a beautiful aspen forest. The campground has flush and vault toilets, as well as drinking spring water. The campground is open from the end of May through September. Nearby attractions include Cascade Falls, Ice Cave, Mammoth Cave, and the Virgin River Rim Trail.
There are many other campgrounds around Duck Creek as well. To learn about more camping options, visit the Duck Creek Visitors Center.
Navajo Lake is a great place to fish. This lake is stocked every year with rainbow and brook trout and is also full of splake. Whether you’re fishing alone or with family or friends, Navajo Lake offers beautiful scenery, plenty of water, and lots of fish. Boating is a popular sport on Navajo Lake, so you may not have the peaceful time while fishing that you would have at some of the other nearby lakes, but there are still plenty of undisturbed areas for a dedicated fisherman.
If you visit Duck Creek in the wintertime, Navajo Lake also offers ice fishing. Keep in mind that you will likely need a snowmobile if you choose to ice fish Navajo Lake.
Another great place to fish and relax is Duck Lake. This small lake is stocked yearly with rainbow trout and also has a decent amount of tiger trout. Perfect for kids and adults, Duck Lake is sure to be a fun activity for the family.
Aspen Mirror Lake is another fishing option. Aspen Mirror Lake is close to Duck Creek Village and has brook and rainbow trout.
Castle Creek Reservoir is a small, but fun little lake located a bit further from Duck Creek Village than the other options. Castle Creek Reservoir typically has fewer visitors than the other lakes because of its distance from Duck Creek, so you may be able to relax a bit more at Castle Creek.
Panguitch Lake is located further away from Duck Creek than the other options, but it’s the biggest lake in the area and offers lots of fishing. If you want to drive the extra 20 miles, Panguitch Lake is a great place to fish and relax.
Navajo Lake is really the only place in the area to go swimming. Even though Navajo Lake isn’t especially large at 3 miles across and half a mile wide, it is the largest lake near Duck Creek Village. Navajo Lake is a great place for swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and relaxing.
The other bodies of water in the area are much smaller and are really only good for fishing. It isn’t encouraged to swim in these other bodies and they aren’t large enough for boating. There are various rivers that run through the area that are deep enough in some places to swim.
If you want to drive half an hour to Panguitch Lake you can find swimming and boating here. Panguitch Lake is bigger than Navajo Lake and offers plenty of room for different groups to boat, fish, and swim.
If you come to Duck Creek at the right time of the year, you may be able to hunt the area. The area around Duck Creek offers lots of wildlife to hunt, including deer, elk, antelope, duck, grouse, wild turkey, and more.
Make sure you plan your trip carefully before planning to hunt in Duck Creek. You’ll need to get the correct tags and pay attention to the open dates. If you wear hunter orange and follow safe hunting practices, you’ll have a great time hunting around Duck Creek.
Hiking is a very popular activity around Duck Creek. Duck Creek is surrounded by beautiful mountains, so wherever you choose to hike is bound to come with some great views.
Cascade Falls (1.2 mi) – This out and back trail leads up to a 100-foot waterfall and is most easily accessed from June to October. Rated as moderate, this trail is great for getting outdoors and enjoying nature.
Virgin River Rim Trail (32 mi) – This is a long, moderate trail available to hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. It follows the headwall of the Virgin River. There are many access points for this trail and a shuttle is available for drop off and pick up. This trail has an elevation gain of 4,200 feet.
Navajo Lake Loop (11.5 mi) – This loop follows the edge of Navajo Lake, providing a great view of the water and surrounding area. You can hike the entire 11.5-mile trail or just do a short section.
Strawberry Point (0.2 mi) – This is an extremely short, very easy hike up to Strawberry Point.
Deer Hollow Loop (4.2 mi) – This is an easy trail perfect for beginners and hikers of all skill levels. There are beautiful wildflowers along this trail and the scenery is amazing. It has an elevation gain of 305 feet.
You can learn about many other hikes by visiting the Duck Creek Visitors Center.
Mammoth Cave – Mammoth Cave is located about 8 miles away from Duck Creek Village. It was created by cooling lava, which formed tubes underground and made for a nice place to explore. There are three entrances and four large tunnels to investigate. The further in you go the smaller the cave gets until eventually, you’re crawling on your stomach. You can turn around as soon as you no longer want to continue forwards. Make sure to bring flashlights, because the cave is very dark.
Bower Cave – Bower Cave is a little closer to Duck Creek, only about 5 miles away, but is the lesser-known of the two. Getting into this cave involves climbing down a ladder about twelve feet, so if you have kids make sure to send an adult down first. Because the entrance is so small, very little light gets into the cave. Make sure to bring a flashlight. The ground is often wet and muddy and is full of loose rocks, so always be careful when exploring this cave!
Ice Cave – Ice Cave is located just three miles away from Duck Creek Village (although in the opposite direction from the other caves). This is a fun cave to explore, but make sure to bring a flashlight, jacket, and sturdy shoes. The entrance to the cave is steep and rocky, so kids may need some help. But once inside, the short downward climb will be well worth it. The cave is cold year-round and almost always has icicles and snow, even during the summer.
A popular activity around Duck Creek Village is ATV riding. This is where Duck Creek Adventures can help! We offer UTV rentals in multiple packages that fit your need! There are many places to ride, including the following designated trails:
Markagunt Trail System – This trail system consists of about 500 miles of interconnected ATV loops. There are over 50 trails in total. Each trail is listed as “easiest,” “more difficult” and “most difficult” so you can take the trail that best fits your ATV abilities.
Strawberry Loop – This loop consists of 9 different trails ranging from easy to extremely hard, although the majority of the trails are rated as easy. The main trail runs past the Ice Cave, which is a fun place to explore and see icicles and snow year-round.
Tommy Creek Loop – This loop goes past Mammoth Cave, which is a large cave accessible from June through October.
There are other trails and places to ride ATV’s other than those mentioned, but these are the most popular areas to ride.
There are several national parks within a fairly short drive of Duck Creek Village, including Zions, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef. There are also many national monuments nearby, including Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Duck Creek itself is located inside Dixie National Forest, and so are most of the nearby attractions. Each of these parks and monuments offers additional hiking trails and campgrounds, as well as many other outdoor activities.
Are you planning a trip to the mountains of southern Utah? If you are visiting Brian Head, Cedar Breaks, Navajo Lake, or any of the many other attractions of this area, be sure to stop at Strawberry Point for the amazing views and relaxing little walk.
What is Strawberry Point?
Strawberry Point is a lesser-known lookout spot where you can see the wonderful views and rock formations that are similar to those found at Cedar Breaks. Many people even report that the view from Strawberry Point is just as good as the view from Cedar Breaks. A huge upside here is that Strawberry Point is not nearly as busy as Cedar Breaks and you are guaranteed to see much fewer people.
How to get to Strawberry Point:
Many people come to Strawberry Point via Cedar City. To get to Strawberry Point from this direction, go east through Cedar Canyon past Duck Creek Village until you get to Strawberry Point Road, which is nearly 3 miles beyond Duck Creek. Follow this road to the lookout point. It typically takes about 50 minutes to get to Strawberry Point from Cedar City, UT.
You can also get to Strawberry Point coming down from Richfield, UT. Go southwest on I-70 until you reach the exit for US-89. Continue south on this road for about 1 hour and 40 minutes until you get to the turn-off for UT-14. Go west on this road until you reach Strawberry Point Road. If you get to Duck Creek Village, you’ve gone too far. Continue on Strawberry Point Road until you find the lookout point. The drive from Richfield to Strawberry Point will take about 2 hours.
Depending on the time of the year and the current road conditions, you may need four-wheel drive to access Strawberry Point. The road to the lookout is dirt and is sometimes quite rocky, but for the most part, it is pretty accessible to vehicles.
The walking trail to the lookout itself is only 0.2 miles long. This trail is perfect for children, pets, and people of all ages. Just remember that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. The trail is short, beautiful, and easy to access. You can’t go wrong when you choose to hike to Strawberry Point. If you bring pets or children, make sure to watch them closely, as the cliffs near the lookout point are very steep and a fall may be fatal. So long as you stay away from the edges and watch your children, the lookout point is quite safe.
When to visit Strawberry Point:
The best time to visit Strawberry Point is from May to October. This is because the mountains of southern Utah get very cold and snowy during the winter. The snow doesn’t typically melt until May, so the road and the trail are not accessible until then. If you plan to snowmobile, you may be able to go to Strawberry Point earlier or later in the year, but most people visit this scenic place between May and October.
Why choose Strawberry Point?
There are many reasons to choose to visit Strawberry Point. Strawberry Point is beautiful and offers similar views to those found at Cedar Breaks. Thousands of people visit southern Utah every year to see Cedar Breaks and the views found there. You can certainly visit both Cedar Breaks and Strawberry Point, but if you’re looking for a good alternative to the busy Cedar Breaks area, Strawberry Point is a great choice. It also costs money to visit Cedar Breaks, but Strawberry Point is free.
What is there to do around Strawberry Point?
Strawberry Point certainly isn’t the only attraction in the area. There is a lot to do in the mountains of southern Utah, and there are many fun activities found within just a few miles of Strawberry Point.
There are many places to camp, hike, and explore in this area. There are also lakes where you can boat, swim, and fish. The most popular lake in the area, and one of the only lakes big enough to go boating in, is Navajo Lake. Navajo Lake is only 20 minutes away from Strawberry Point and both of these places and more can easily be done in one day.
If you want to camp, there are several nearby options. Most campgrounds will be found near Navajo Lake, such as Spruces campground, Navajo Lake campground, and the Navajo Lake Lodge. The Navajo Lake Lodge is a great option if you want to stay in the area, but don’t want to rough it or sleep in tents. The Navajo Lake Lodge offers comfortable beds, showers, and other amenities. The other campgrounds offer restrooms and places to set up a tent or trailer.
There are several other hikes in the area as well. Andy Nelson Peak is a popular hike that is about a thirty-minute drive from Strawberry Point. Andy Nelson Peak is a beautiful, 3.7-mile hike with a 928-foot elevation gain. The only downside to this hike is that there isn’t always a very visible trail, so it may feel as though you are simply making your way through the bushes at times.
Navajo Peak is another popular biking and ATV trail. It is the most popular section of the Virgin Rim River Trail. It is about 40minutes from Strawberry Point but is located only 8 minutes from Andy Nelson Peak.
There are also a few ice caves and lava tubes nearby that are fun to explore, not to mention Duck Creek Village itself. Duck Creek Village has shops, ATV rentals, horseback riding, places to stay, and more. Duck Creek Village may not be very large, but it is definitely a fun and exciting place to see.
When you decide to visit the mountains of southern Utah, make sure to stop at Strawberry Point and the surrounding attractions. You’ll be glad you did.
There are lots of fun places to go in southern Utah, especially if you like outdoor activities and love adventure. Duck Creek Village in southern Utah is home to many fun activities for people of all ages
If you’re visiting Duck Creek Village, then you should know that there are plenty of things to do around this area, including hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting, and ATVing. One of the most popular nearby places for all of these activities is Navajo Lake.
Where is Navajo Lake?
Navajo Lake is located about 7 miles west of Duck Creek Village, between Duck Creek and Cedar City. The easiest way to get to Navajo Lake from Cedar City is to take UT-14 25 miles east through Cedar Canyon until you get to Navajo Lake Road. Turn right here and continue until you see the lake.
If you’re going to Navajo Lake from Duck Creek Village, go west on UT-14 until you see the turnoff to Navajo Lake. There is plenty of parking around the lake, although the main place to park is located near the center of the lake, between Spruces campground and Navajo Lake Campground.
What to do at Navajo Lake?
There are many things to do in and around Navajo Lake, some of the most popular being swimming, boating, and fishing.
If you like to fish, you’re sure to love Navajo Lake. Navajo lake is stocked each year with rainbow and brook trout. The lake is also full of splake. If you’re looking for peace and quiet while fishing, you may want to try another lake in the area, depending on the time of the year and how busy the area is. Because Navajo Lake is the biggest lake in the area and the only one suitable for swimming and boating, it tends to be more crowded than the nearby lakes. If this doesn’t bother you or you want to fish while family members do other activities, then Navajo lake is a great place to be. Just expect some noise and lots of families having a good time.
Navajo Lake is also known for ice fishing in the winter. Winter is Duck Creek’s off-season, so there won’t be nearly as many people around and you may have much of the lake to yourself. Keep in mind that you may need access to a snowmobile to ice fish Navajo Lake.
While many people visit Navajo Lake to boat, swim, or fish, there are several other options as well. Navajo Lake is also a great place to camp, hike, hunt, ride ATVs, and explore southern Utah.
There are several campgrounds right next to Navajo Lake and in the surrounding area. Two of the most popular campgrounds are the Navajo Lake campground and Spruces campground. There are also several hikes and ATV trails near Navajo Lake. If you want to explore the area in an ATV, make sure to check out Duck Creek Adventures, where you can rent ATVs and even book a tour.
Southern Utah is beautiful. There is always more to see and explore, and you can start your Southern Utah adventure by visiting Navajo Lake.
What’s near Navajo Lake?
Spruces Campground- Spruces Campground is located right next to Navajo Lake. The campground has flush toilets and drinking water, as well as waterfront sites. Spruces Campground is open from the end of May through September.
Navajo Lake campground- Navajo Lake campground is also located right next to the lake. This campground offers places for a tent or trailer, so you can be comfortable no matter what your camping style is.
Navajo Lake Lodge- There is also a lodge next to the lake. The Navajo Lake Lodge has comfortable beds, showers, and other amenities, in case full-on camping isn’t your style but you still want to stay in this beautiful area.
Things to do:
Andy Nelson Peak- This is a beautiful hike up to Andy Nelson Peak, which is the highest real peak in Kane county. The peak is an out-and-back 3.7-mile hike with a 928-foot elevation gain. Keep in mind that there isn’t a very visible trail, so part of the hike will consist of making your way through the brush, but the views will be worth it!
Navajo Peak- Navajo peak is a biking and ATV trail. It is part of the Virgin River Rim Trail and this is the most popular section. It is about 8.5 miles from Navajo Lake to Navajo Peak.
Navajo Lake Loop hike- This 11.5-mile loop follows the edge of Navajo Lake, giving a great view of the water and surrounding area. You can hike the entire 11.5-mile trail or just do a short section.
Larson Spring- Larson Spring is a small spring located very close to Navajo Lake on the southwest side. It’s a fun place to let children explore and play around.
When to visit Navajo Lake:
Because Navajo Lake is in the mountains of southern Utah, some times of the year are better to visit than others. This area is covered in snow for part of the year, and unless you plan to snowmobile or ice fish, there won’t be much to do in the wintertime.
The prime time to visit Navajo Lake is May through September. This is when the snow has melted and campsites have opened up. If you want to spend time around Navajo Lake, you can do it any time of the year but will have access to more adventures and activities if you go between May and September.
Why choose Navajo Lake?
While there are several smaller lakes in the area, Navajo Lake is the only lake where you can comfortably swim. Navajo Lake is about 3 miles across and half a mile wide and is the largest lake in the area. This is the only lake where you can go boating, swimming, and fishing. Most other lakes in the area only offer fishing.
The area surrounding Navajo Lake is beautiful. You can’t visit southern Utah without being amazed by the natural beauty around you. This area is unique in that you can see lava fields, lakes, canyons, meadows, and more within just a few minutes drive. If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend, an adventure, or a place to spend time as a family, Navajo Lake is the place to go.
Are you looking for something to do while visiting the Duck Creek area in southern Utah? There are so many small lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and more to see around this beautiful area that you may be wondering where the best spots to visit are. If you’re not from this area, though, you probably have no idea what the mountains of southern Utah have to offer.
One of the hidden gems of this area is Cascade Falls. Cascade Falls is a beautiful, short hike that takes you near Navajo Lake and lets you see the gorgeous landscape. On clear days, you can even see the beautiful rocks of Zion National Park to the south. This hike is surrounded by the red rock this area is known for, as well as trees, lava tubes, lakes, and more.
When you choose to hike Cascade Falls, you won’t be disappointed.
Where is Cascade Falls?
Cascade Falls is located near Duck Creek village in southern Utah. To get to Cascade Falls from Cedar City, go up the canyon on UT 14 for about 30 miles before turning right onto Navajo Lake Road. Then just follow the signs for Cascade Falls.
To get there from Duck Creek Village, go west on UT 14 until you get to Navajo Lake Road and then follow the signs for Cascade Falls.
About Cascade Falls:
Cascade Falls is a 1.2-mile round trip hike to see Cascade Falls, a waterfall that is part of the Virgin River Rim. Depending on the weather conditions and time of the year, the falls may just be a trickle or they may be a roaring waterfall. Either way, the surrounding views, and overall hike is definitely worth the trip.
It is rated as moderate and has an elevation gain of 142 feet. The trail includes several stairs, but they are well-maintained and easily visible. The trail is dog-friendly and is perfect for kids as well. It is free to access, with no entrance or parking fees, just like most of the surrounding area and attractions. There is a port-a-potty at the trailhead.
You really can’t go wrong when you decide to hike to Cascade Falls
When to visit Cascade Falls:
When many people think of southern Utah, they think of St. George, where it is warm year-round and outdoor activities are always available. However, Cascade Falls is located closer to Cedar City and is in the mountains of southern Utah. This means that the area is covered in snow for part of the year and isn’t always accessible.
As a general idea, Cascade Falls and the surrounding attractions are most easily accessed from June to October. This is when the snow has melted and hikes, lakes, and campsites have opened up. Duck Creek Village itself is accessible year-round, but all there really is to do in the winter is go snowmobiling or ice fishing. If this is what you plan to do, then Duck Creek Village is a great place to visit during the winter. If you want to hike, swim, or do any of the other activities around Cascade Falls, then going in the summer and fall is your best bet.
Why choose Cascade Falls?
With so many hikes and other activities near Duck Creek Village, why should you choose to hike to Cascade Falls? First of all, Cascade Falls is pet and kid-friendly, so your entire family can enjoy the hike and be together.
Also, Cascade Falls is also only 1.2 miles long, so it isn’t going to take all day. This leaves your family with enough time to do other activities as well. Maybe you spend the morning hiking to Cascade Falls and the afternoon at Navajo Lake or one of the nearby ice caves. You’ll have time to visit several places in a day, which you may not be able to do if you hike one of the larger trails like Navajo Peak or Andy Nelson Peak. These hikes take hours to complete and may not leave you time to see other parts of this beautiful area. While you can always see a bit more if you do these longer hikes, you won’t be able to explore southern Utah quite as thoroughly.
Hiking Cascade Falls is a great activity for your family, so you should definitely plan to hike this trail while visiting southern Utah.
What is there to do around Cascade Falls?
If you’re in the area, Cascade Falls certainly isn’t the only nearby attraction. In fact, there are several short and long hikes in the area, as well as ATV trails, lakes, and ponds. The most popular attraction nearby is Navajo Lake. Many people visit Navajo Lake each year to boat, swim, fish, and camp. There are several campgrounds nearby, including Spruces campground, Navajo Lake campground, Navajo Lake Lodge, and Te-Ah campground..
Other nearby attractions include Duck Creek Ice Cave, hikes to Navajo Peak and Andy Nelson Peak, and Duck Creek Village. These peaks are well-known for their amazing views. Duck Creek Village is a resort community with shops, restaurants, cabin rentals, lodges, and campgrounds, which is why so many people love visiting. People love it so much, in fact, that several families have decided to make Duck Creek Village their permanent home. A little further away but still well within quick driving distance are Cedar Breaks National Monument, Brian Head, and Panguitch Lake, as well as dozens of other hikes and places to see. Cedar Breaks offers amazing views, hikes, camping, and picnic areas, while Brian Head has skiing, dining, hiking, and shopping. Panguitch Lake is well known for its fishing and cute little town.
If you’re in southern Utah for a few days, you can check out Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon National Park, both of which are about an hour away from Cascade Springs (although in different directions). Families typically visit each of these parks for a whole day or more in order to see and do everything they want to. If you don’t want to deal with the crowds that national parks attract, visiting Duck Creek Village and doing the hikes around there is a great alternative. It’s also free.
WHAT TO SEE IN AND AROUND DUCK CREEK
Not only is there plenty to do in and around Duck Creek, but there is also plenty to see.
There’s a lot of wildlife around Duck Creek. Some of the animals you may see include cougar, fox, bobcat, blue grouse, golden eagle, cottontail rabbit, wild turkey, antelope, and prairie dog. Always be respectful of wildlife and don’t disturb their habitats.
The landscape around Duck Creek is amazing. You can see deep canyons, red rock cliffs, rock spires, lava rock fields, mountain meadows, and rolling hills. There are aspen trees, as well as pine, spruce, and fir trees. During the spring and summer, the landscape will be full of wildflowers, and during the fall the brightly colored leaves will take your breath away. In the wintertime, white snow covers the ground and trees and gives any winter wonderland a run for its money.
There are also plenty of lookout spots along the highway so you can stop and enjoy the view.
You can see these things whether hiking, biking, riding ATVs or just driving around.
TOP ATTRACTIONS OF DUCK CREEK
To break down everything that has been mentioned above, here are some of the great places to visit in and around Duck Creek:
- Mammoth Cave
- Ice Cave
- Bower Cave
- Aspen Mirror lake
- Navajo Lake
- Duck Creek Pond
- Cascade Falls
- Castle Creek Reservoir
- Panguitch lake
- Virgin River Rim Trail
- Strawberry Point
- Deer Hollow Loop