Duck Creek Village in southwest Utah is a Hallmark movie-esque woodsy mountain town that makes for a great home base when exploring Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Mammoth Caves, Zion National Park, and much more than we had time to visit on this trip such as Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Escalante National Monument, and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. We rented a cabin through VRBO (pronounced ver-bow, not spelled out letter by letter). The cabin was perfect for our New Years and new hikes needs. This has been a mild winter so we didn’t have the snow we were expecting when we initially planned this trip, but a storm hit right before our arrival and cold temperatures stored the snow until we got there. The snow was melting throughout our trip but we welcomed the “warmer” temperatures as our toddler appreciated the 30s much more than the teens and 20s (understandably so). Although we prefer visiting new places, since there is so much to see on this planet, I could imagine a return to Duck Creek Village at some point. It is picturesque, which is why the town has been used to film so many movies (“Drums Along the Mohawk” staring Henry Fonda, “National Velvet” staring Elizabeth Taylor…) and television shows (Daniel Boone, How the West was Won…).
Duck Creek Village is the kind of town that you can buy your groceries and your paint at the same store, stop signs have signs to explain what they are, wild turkeys rule the town, and the pizza place is only open in the evenings on Saturdays.
Duck Creek welcomes you.