Population: 8,229 :: Service Area: 30,477
Located in the high desert of Eastern Utah, the city of Price combines diverse cultural possibilities with beautiful scenery, an enviable climate and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
We have an enviable climate, with mild winters and low humidity year-round. Thanks to easy access to both I-15 and I-70, the cities of Provo and Salt Lake City are both within easy driving distance.
Price is the headquarters for a variety of federal and state agency regional offices. It’s also the home of The Utah State University College of Eastern Utah (USC/CEU), a two-year community college with an enrollment of 2,500. Cultural activities on the campus include art, music, theatre, dance and concerts. The college is also the home of the CEU Prehistoric Museum, which features one of the world’s best collections of dinosaur tracks, dinosaur skeletons, a rare dinosaur egg and a prehistoric Native-American exhibit.
There are numerous celebrations and festivals throughout the year, including a Greek Festival, International Days, Oktoberfest, Downtown Alive Activities, County Fair and a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as triathlons, art festivals, rodeos, stock car racing and mountain bike festivals.
This section of Eastern Utah offers wonderful geological treasures and recreational opportunities. Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, water sports, rafting and historical sightseeing are easily accessible. And for golfers, Carbon Country Club is an excellent 18-hole championship public course.
This is dinosaur country. Indeed, more whole skeletons of dinosaurs have been uncovered at Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry than any other site in the world. Nine Mile Canyon, known as the “World’s Longest Art Gallery,” features thousands of ancient pictograph and petroglyph drawings on canyon walls as well as remnants of Indian dwellings, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking trails and more. Further east, the Green River carves canyons through the desert and provides plenty of opportunities to test your whitewater rafting skills. Goblin Valley State Park is a paradise for photographers and one of Utah’s most popular state parks. To the south lies the northern portion of the San Rafael Swell, with wonderful scenic drives and backcountry hiking. To the west are the forested highlands of the Wasatch Plateau with hiking, skiing and mountain biking in a cool alpine setting.