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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Widtsoe.

This page contains six sections:

Around Widtsoe (aka 'Widtsoe Junction') ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Parowan. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of where Widtsoe would have been located. Parowan has a population of 3,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beaver. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northwest of Widtsoe and has a population of 3,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Widtsoe and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bicknell   [Map]   321   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Boulder   [Map]   240   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bryce Canyon City   [Map]   224   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Circleville   [Map]   480   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Escalante   [Map]   802   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Glendale   [Map]   387   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Henrieville   [Map]   224   S   18 miles [29 km]
Koosharem   [Map]   331   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Loa   [Map]   586   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lyman   [Map]   256   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Marysvale   [Map]   399   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Panguitch   [Map]   1,688   W   23 miles [37 km]
Paragonah   [Map]   529   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Torrey   [Map]   243   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tropic   [Map]   519   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alton   [Map]   119   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Angle   [Map]   ---   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Antimony   [Map]   122   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bear Valley Junction   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bone Valley   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Brian Head   [Map]   90   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bryce Canyon   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cannonville   [Map]   175   S   18 miles [29 km]
Duck Creek Village   [Map]   ---   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hatch   [Map]   143   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Junction   [Map]   167   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kingston   [Map]   152   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Long Valley Junction   [Map]   ---   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Panguitch Lake Resort   [Map]   ---   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Teasdale   [Map]   ---   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

For more communities neighboring Widtsoe, please visit our County-by-County Page for Widtsoe.

Garfield County ...

Widtsoe would have been located within present day Garfield County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Garfield County: Beaver, Iron, Kane, Piute, San Juan & Wayne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Widtsoe ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Widtsoe.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Widtsoe.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Widtsoe. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Widtsoe. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Utah

    Utah Tourism
    Parks for Utah

    Fishing in Utah
    Hunting in Utah


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Utah

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Utah

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Utah

Airports Near Widtsoe ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Widtsoe.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bryce Canyon Airport(ICAO: KBCE)   [Map]   BCE   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Panguitch Muni.   [Map]   U55   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Escalante Muni.   [Map]   1L7   ESE   23 miles [37 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Widtsoe.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Widtsoe. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   N   204 miles [328.3 km]
McCarran Intl. (LAS/KLAS)   [Map]   LAS   WSW   212 miles [341.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cedar City Rgnl. (CDC/KCDC)   [Map]   CDC   W   60 miles [96.6 km]
Page Muni. (PGA/KPGA)   [Map]   PGA   SSE   69 miles [111 km]
St. George Muni. (SGU/KSGU)   [Map]   SGU   WSW   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bryce Canyon Airport(ICAO: KBCE)   [Map]   BCE   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Panguitch Muni.   [Map]   U55   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Escalante Muni.   [Map]   1L7   ESE   23 miles [37 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Salt Lake City Intl.   (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]
        Website for Salt Lake City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McCarran Intl.   (LAS/KLAS)   [Map]
        Website for McCarran International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cedar City Rgnl.   (CDC/KCDC)   [Map]
        Website for Cedar City Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Page Muni.   (PGA/KPGA)   [Map]
        Website for Page Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. George Muni.   (SGU/KSGU)   [Map]
        Website for Saint George Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bryce Canyon Airport   (ICAO: KBCE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Widtsoe.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Widtsoe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Widtsoe) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Widtsoe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Widtsoe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Widtsoe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8324, Longitude: -111.9956     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Widtsoe), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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