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Big Water in Kane County Southern Utah is ironically a small town with a small population of only 400 people but its name lives up to big and bold adventures that the petite town and surrounding areas has to offer. Big Water was formerly called Glen Canyon City because it was the area that provided housing for workers who built the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1950s. Today, the town is known for the plethora of wonderful and exciting outdoor recreational activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year making it an in-demand vacation spot for adventure seekers. Its proximity to magnificent landscapes like forests, high deserts, mountains, rivers, lakes, and national parks make it an ideal refuge for people who want to distress, relax, and commune with nature. It is no wonder that there is a steady increase of tourists every year especially since there has construction of world class hotels and resorts in the past few years.
The nearest attraction from Big Water is the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and its amazing topographical treasures where visitors can go overnight camping, hiking, sleep under the stars, take an ATV tour ride exciting paths, and to see or photograph various rock formations. The 1.9 million acre wonder has a few visitor centers (in the city of Escalante, Paria, Kanab, Cannonville, and Anasazi State Park) where there are equipment rentals, souvenir shops, and guided tours offered.
The Dixie National Forest is also within easy reach of Big Water. The vast 2 million acre forest has regions that include parts of the Grand Canyon. Cedar Breaks National Monument (offers a Junior Ranger program and swimming, skiing, four-wheeling, fishing, and boating opportunities) and Bryce Canyon National Park (for mountain climbing, scenic routes, horseback riding, fishing) are within Dixie Forest. There are also jet skiing, kayaking, and golfing activities at Lake Powell and chance to see fabulous wildlife, cliffs, canyons and bodies of water at Zion Park.
The climate in Big Water and Southern Utah is temperate and dry for most parts of the year. The best time to visit is during the months of Mar-June and Sept-Oct when daytime temperature averages from 85-95 °F and night time is cooler at 50-60 °F. Summer heat can reach up to more than 100°F as winter lows can range from 15-45 °F.
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