8 Cool Things to Know about Duck Creek Village

Janine Brandt | 11.01.20

If you want the ultimate Southern Utah experience, you can’t go wrong with Duck Creek Village. This quaint but charming retreat is nestled on the edge of Dixie National Forest, offering over two million acres of lush mountain wilderness for plenty of outdoor adventure. It’s rich and diverse landscape offers countless ways to play – cast a line in a nearby lake, hike or bike the scenic mountain trails, or shred the slopes on a powerful ATV or snowmobile.


When you’re done exploring, the convenient village center has unique opportunities for shopping and dining, while scattered mountain cabins offer secluded comfort for rest and relaxation. It’s the perfect packages for your next Southern Utah vacation!


If you still need more convincing, here are eight cool things to know about Duck Creek Village.


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It comes from quaint beginnings. Although Duck Creek Village is now a bustling destination for lovers of outdoor adventure, the town began as a favorite local gathering spot for the area’s sheepherders.


It’s been on the big screen. The stunning scenery around Duck Creek Village has made it a popular go-to spot for outdoor and western filmmakers. The location was used in several popular films throughout the 1940s & 1950s, including Drums Along the Mohawk, My Friend Flicka, and Sierra. The area around Duck Creek Village was later featured in the television shows Daniel Boone and How the West Was Won.


It’s known as a gateway city. Because of its central location, Duck Creek Village is your perfect home base for the ultimate Southern Utah experience. It’s just minutes from three national parks, five national monuments, two state parks, two national forests, and unlimited outdoor adventure.


For a rental as central as its perfect Duck Creek Village setting, book our Altitude Adjustment cabin! You’ll be comfy and cozy – and just an hour from Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Cedar Breaks Point.


It boasts activities for all four seasons. Located on the edge of the Dixie National Forest at an elevation of 8,400 feet, Duck Creek Village offers endless outdoor adventure year-round. During the warmer months, its meandering trails become prime territory for hiking, ATV riding, and mountain biking. When the snow falls, those same trails make Duck Creek Village one of the best places in the southwest for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.


It has some of the best fishing in the state. Thanks to its nearby network of lakes, ponds, and streams, Duck Creek Village is one of the most popular spots for trout fishing in the southwestern region. Duck Creek Pond and Aspen Mirror lake are within walking distance of the village, and Navajo Lake is just a short drive away.


If fishing is on your to-do list, book our Lost Creek Cabin to be close to all of the area’s angling action. 


Its many scenic trails hide fun and unusual sights. While hiking through stunning scenery is fun on its own, it’s even better when you have an exciting destination in mind. The trails near Duck Creek Village lead to a variety of cool and unusual sights to explore, including Anasazi ruins, mammoth and ice caves, ancient lava fields, and more.


It’s home to the annual Duck Creek Days festival. Every year on the last weekend in July, Duck Creek Village holds its annual Duck Creek Days festival in the communal meadow behind the village center. This can’t-miss summer event includes a city chili cook-off, local crafts booths and exhibits, and a weekend full of family fun.


Every day is Duck Creek Day at Meadow View Cabin! This cozy meadow-front rental is right in the heart of Duck Creek Village and offers sweeping panoramic views (and easy access) to the festival itself.


Family Time Vacation Rentals has a variety of Duck Creek Village cabin rentals. To really experience all Duck Creek Village has to offer, you’ll want to stay close to the heart of the action. Family Time Vacation Rentals offers a variety of Duck Creek Village cabin rentals that range from cozy and convenient to large and luxurious and everything in between.

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