Garfield County is located in the South Central Section of Utah. It lies
approximately 36 miles north of the Utah-Arizona line and 370 miles south of the
Utah-Idaho line. The main highway running north and south through the county is
U.S. Highway 89. Scenic Byway 12 runs east and west through the county. This
county is famous for many National and State Parks; Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef,
Calf Creek, Escalante Canyons, Anasazi Village, Petrified Forest , and
Kodachrome Basin to name a few. Because of this most of the land in Garfield
County is publicly owned.
The fifth largest county in the State of Utah, Garfield County has an area of
3,338,880 acres, is approximately 150 miles from east to west, and 43 miles from
north to south. Only 4 percent of Garfield County is private land. The
population is about 4,500.
Average January Temperatures: 24 degrees F; average July temperatures: 66
degrees F; average precipitation: 10.3 inches.