If there’s one thing you’ll find when visiting Capitol Reef Country—besides adventure—its solitude, and Teasdale is just the kind of small town to relish the slower pace of life. Base yourself here between adventures and soak up all the charm this tiny community has to offer.
Located at the base of Boulder Mountain’s northern slope at just over 7,000 feet, Teasdale also promises awe-inspiring scenery. Central to fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and more, it’s just minutes from Teasdale to Capitol Reef National Park, the Fremont River, and Thousand Lakes Mountain, and of course the Fish Lake and Dixie National Forests. The local forest ranger office can help you out with maps and information. Also check out local historic favorites, like the Teasdale Cultural Hall and the Nielson Grist Mill, and search for petroglyphs in the local canyons.
You won’t find a gas station or grocery store here (those services are available at nearby Torrey or Bicknell) but Teasdale has some great lodging options.
For good eats with your lodging enjoy the western-themed Cliffstone Restaurant for breakfast and lunch-to-go at the Lodge at Red River Ranch. This lodge offers pure Old West luxury surrounded by ancient cottonwoods and nestled beneath the gorgeous red rock cliffs. The Muley Twist Inn is another great Teasdale lodging option, nestled in a pinion pine grove overlooking the beautiful Fremont River Valley and Thousand Lakes Mountain. This quaint B&B is also wheelchair accessible.
If you’re traveling with a large group, the 60-acre Laforborn Guest Ranch has accommodations for you and your horses. Best of all, it’s just a few miles to the Great Western Trail and Scenic Highway 12 so you can get in all the riding you want; they’ll even refer you to a local outfitter if you’re traveling sans equine friend. And for perfect peace and solitude, consider the spacious cabins at Pine Shadows—with high-beam pine ceilings, kitchens, and incredible views of the sandstone cliffs of Velvet Ridge, these secluded cabins may be just the solitary retreat you’ve been looking for. Another option to consider is the quaint Cactus Hill Ranch Motel with four clean and comfortable double rooms.
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