SantaquinWasatch Range region in the state of Utah in the United States. It hugs the bottom of Utah Valley and is generally considered the southernmost city in the Wasatch Range. Santaquin has a population of approximately 11,000 as of 2017.
Although Santaquin appears to be a rural farming community - and it's true that there are a number of farms and orchards in the area - many people who live in Santaquin commute to work in other areas in the valley, such as Payson, Springville, or Provo.
The I-15 freeway runs through Santaquin. Exit 244 takes you directly to Main Street. Exit 242 will take you to the Frontage Road (also called South Ridge Farms Road); heading north (right) will take you to South Ridge Farms at the southern edge of Santaquin. By car on I-15, Santaquin is approximately 30 minutes south of Provo, 1 hour 15 minutes south of Salt Lake City, and 5 hours 30 minutes north of Las Vegas.
Santaquin does have public transportation that runs down its Main Street, and then follows I-15 to cities Northward.
phone: +1 801 754-3910address: 100 W 100 SProbably the most outstanding local museum you've ever seen: It's filled to the brim with pioneer relics and other more recent memorabilia and daily items chronicling the history of Santaquin. Well-crafted exhibits and displays, including a replica of a mine. The museum is housed in the old elementary school next to the DUP pioneer cabins. Unfortunately, the museum is open only by appointment (don't believe the website) due to poor visitorship, but it's definitely worth calling to see this hidden gem!
Pioneer Cabinaddress: 40 W 100 SAn 1871 cabin refurbished to hold pioneer relics. Run by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
phone: +1 801 754-5805Santaquin's summer festival held yearly in August. Features a car show, cherry pit spit, pie eating contest, grand parade and rodeo.
Santaquin Canyonaddress: Canyon RdThe canyon is well known for ice climbing and mixed climbing . ATVs are illegal in the canyon, but snowmobiles are allowed if there is at least one foot of snow.
address: 300 West 900 SouthA family run farm and orchard with a big red barn just outside of Santaquin. Sells fresh produce, ice cream, cookies, and other treats.
address: Squash Head ParkSeasonal outdoor market featuring crafts, produce, and a flea market.
Leslie Family Treephone: +1 801 754-3499address: 77 W Main StHomey smalltown family restaurant. Known for its tasty scones.
phone: +1 801 754-3051address: 40 E Main StLocal burger joint.
phone: +1 801 754-3668address: 175 E Main StLocally run diner that serves breakfast (and other meals) all day. Holds car shows every third Wednesday between May and September.
Pizza Galleyphone: +1 801 754-0444address: 340 E Main
Wagon Wheel Saloonphone: +1 801 754-1304address: 340 E Main StSantaquin's only social club/bar. Also serves pizza and sandwiches. Pool tables and arcade games are available.
There are no hotels in Santaquin. The closest hotel is in Payson:
phone: +1 801 465-4861address: 8030 N Main St, PaysonLocated in northern Payson, about 7 miles (10 minutes) north of Santaquin on I-15. Free wireless and indoor pool. Pets allowed with fee.
The nearest campground is up Santaquin Canyon, about 7 miles from Santaquin.
phone: +1 801 798-3571Access to the campground is a paved but steep and narrow road. Camp has potable water and vault toilets but no other services.
The Santaquin Public Library (20 W 100 S, M-Th noon-8PM, F noon-5PM, Sa 10AM-2PM) offers public computers and free wireless (obtain access code at front desk).