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Who and what is Ticaboo?

Ticaboo is the Paiute word for friendly

Ticaboo is located on SR 276 in the northernmost section of Lake Powell. Situated at the convergence of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Capitol Reef National Park, Henry Mountains, and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Ticaboo is at the center of Utah’s scenic back country and is a part of the Trail of the Ancient National Scenic Byway.

Though we’ve carved out our place in the harsh, yet picturesque southern Utah desert, the Ticaboo Lodge team honors those that came before us. The first inhabitants of Ticaboo were Kayenta Anasazi. In the late 1800s, Cass Hite arrived in Utah searching for gold and silver. He named the area “Ticaboo,” a Pauite Native American word meaning “friendly.” Later that century, John Wesley Powell arrived, seeking adventure and westward passages through nearby canyons. In October 1981, the Division of Utah State History conducted an excavation of a small settlement known as the Ticaboo Town Ruins, located directly west of the town of Ticaboo.

This is The Place for Southern Utah Adventure!

Our staff invites you, your friends, and your family to experience the distinctive beauty of the North Lake Powell region. Visit our vacation property for an unforgettable stay in a remote oasis, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You’ll follow in the footsteps of John Wesley Powell as you “get lost…and find yourself!”

Have a group? Call for group rates and services (801) 651-0920 or send us an email.

Outdoor Adventure

If you love the outdoors, chances are you’ll love what our team has to offer at Ticaboo Resorts, your Utah destination for fun and relaxation. Book a trip and stay in one of our lodge rooms, rental homes, or RV spaces and discover what so many locals and visitors have discovered before you: there’s a whole new world waiting for you to explore it, hidden among the majestic canyons and pristine lakes

Stop & Stay Awhile

Are you looking for a vacation destination that has it all? Clean, comfortable rooms are available at our 72 room lodge, as well as dining options, offshore marina and boating services, and a variety of exciting adventure options on Lake Powell. Let us show you southern Utah hospitality – a place where you will truly feel, as locals say, “life elevated!”

Learn About Our Team

As a diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts, our team aspires to create a package that exemplifies southern Utah – wild, isolated, scenic, unexplored, and above all, exciting! We hope you’ll come to share our love of Ticaboo’s untouched beauty as you hike, boat, kayak, or ATV your way around our rural and magnificent home. We believe that Ticaboo is a place where life, inspiration, and the pursuit of happiness are all equal and integrated in your quest for adventure!

Contact our resort staff to learn more about our vacation property and its history. We create unforgettable memories for families and friends that visit us in Ticaboo, UT.

For Employment Opportunities, please give us a call or forward a cover letter and resume to hrteam@ticaboo.com.

Area History

Cass Hite, born in Illinois in 1845, died in Glen Canyon, Utah, in 1914, having traveled the West on the lookout for pay dirt but willing to take profits from the financial backing of others. A jury convicted Hite of murder. Sentenced to 12 years hard labor in prison, Utah’s governor pardoned him. At the turn of the 20th century, probably no one knew the canyons of Southeast Utah and mining prospects in that state better than Hite. The gold he found was not in a hard rock vein high on a mountain rim. Instead, Hite located placer claims along the Colorado River in Glen Canyon. He sought the fine flour gold found in sand and cobble bars deposited over millennia as the riches of the San Juans mountains tumbled down creeks, streams and rivers over thousands of years. He mined flour gold too thin to make much profit but enough to keep a prospector in tobacco, flour, bacon and whiskey.

He looked for Navajo headman Hoskannini’s famous silver mine in Monument Valley in 1883 and earned the Navajo name Hosteen Pish-la-ki. He lived long enough to see Emery and Ellsworth Kolb boat down the Colorado in 1911 making the first film of river running in Grand Canyon. In his half century of prospecting Hite covered a lot of ground. From inscriptions Hite chiseled on sandstone boulders to photographs of locations where Hite prospected, he emerges as a complicated man who may have salted a mine or two by depositing rich ore from another source. He may have occasionally stolen a horse and his deadly accuracy with a revolver could have come from a specially constructed swivel holster allowing him to shoot without “clearing leather,” yet he always fed strangers. No one questioned his loyalty. Another prospector wrote about Hite, “The latch-string of his cabin was always out to the worthy prospector, and no worthy man ever went hungry from his door. His word is his bond to all men that have an intimate acquaintance with him. Cass Hite would have been proud. He’s buried in Ticaboo Canyon under hundreds of feet of Lake Powell water.

Mission Statement

It is our desire to provide every conceivable amenity to our customers. Knowing that they traveled long distances and put their trust in our ability to ensure their stay is more than memorable, we want them to put an exclamation point rather than a check mark on this portion of their bucket list!

Reach out to our team to start planning your family trip to our scenic vacation property. We create unforgettable memories for families and friends that visit us in Ticaboo, UT.