Located in the heart of Utah, Sanpete County is steeped in the history of the brave pioneers that settled the Sanpete Valley. Rising to the east are the forested hills and highlands of the Wasatch Plateau, and other nearby outdoors opportunities bring people from across the state.
Situated along Highway 89, Sanpete County is off the interstate, and those who live here do so for reasons other than convenience. Proud religious traditions and cultural celebrations are behind the frequent gatherings here, from Scandinavian and Welsh festivals to the annual costumed Mormon Miracle pageant. An abundance of museums dots the towns in this region, giving visitors a glimpse at the history, art, and life of the area's early residents.
Head up into the hills east of Sanpete Valley, and you'll discover the refreshing beauty of the Wasatch Plateau. Running through central Utah, these forested uplands are full of lakes and streams to fish, trails to hike, dirt roads to explore on feet or wheels, and campgrounds to relax in. The Skyline Drive is a well-maintained road that runs along the plateau's spine, with great views in all directions.
The Utah Arapeen ATV Trail System is a great place to ride a four wheeler if you want to avoid the crowded canyons closer to the city. Exciting ATV trails can be found up every canyon in Sanpete. Trails are side-by-side (UTV) friendly with hundreds of miles of OHV riding. Although only 350 miles of trail have been designated as the Arapeen Trail System, there are more than 1,000 miles of forest trail in the Central Utah area.