Leadership

Listed below is the Patriot Guard Riders of Utah state leadership. They are just a small number of the PGR membership. The membership is the key to what we do as an organization. As the leadership says, "Without the Patriot Guard members, none of th...

Leadership

Help on the Homefront (HOTH)

HOTH is devoted to helping the Heroes and families here at home. We are open to a wide variety of projects. Patriot Guard RidersHelp On The Homefront Vision Statement"It is the intention of the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) to proactively assist active...

Help on the Homefront (HOTH)

Utah Gathering of the Guard 2017

PGR of Utah Presents Gathering of the Guard 2017 September 8th, 9th & 10th At the west end of Highway 12 along Highway 89 lays the quiet community of Panguitch Utah. At least at one time it was quiet! Located in Utah’s Color County at around 6,63...

Utah Gathering of the Guard 2017

Utah Gathering of the Guard (GOTG)

The Utah Gathering of the Guard is an annual gathering of the Patriot Guard Riders of Utah. This is OUR time to enjoy the company and friendship of members from Utah and the surrounding states, to honor our past and present Warriors, First Responder...

Utah Gathering of the Guard (GOTG)

Never Forgotten Ride

The Never Forgotten Ride was created to honor the fallen from Utah. It started as a few friends riding to Salem Utah, the location of one member’s first mission, to honor two Marines who fell on the battlefield. It has grown from there into a coordin...

Never Forgotten Ride

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We at the Patriot Guard Riders of Utah want to keep the lines of communications open, both to the public and the membership. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via this form and use the "Support" option. If you are requesting a m...

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Utah Gathering of the Guard 2017PGR of Utah Presents

Gathering of the Guard 2017

September 8th, 9th & 10th

 

At the west end of Highway 12 along Highway 89 lays the quiet community of Panguitch Utah. At least at one time it was quiet!

Located in Utah’s Color County at around 6,630 feet above sea it has become a gateway to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, and this year it will be the site for the 2017 Utah Gathering Of The Guard September 8-10.

Come have some fun and see the beautiful scenery for yourselves. Come and enjoy the time as the PGR honors the Veterans of the Panguitch area like has been done in Torrey and Bear River City.

 

...Photographers Paradise...

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Featuring 67 monolithic towering sand pipes, along with colorful rock formations, this park has the well deserved reputation of being a photographers paradise. It is also an ideal venue to camp, hike, bike (pedal) and ride horses. Must-try hiking trails include The Grand Paradise Trail, Shakespeare Arch, Angle's Palace and if you are up for the challenge, try the Eagle's View Outlook.

Come take a ride with us at the 2017 Utah Gathering Of The Guard, September 8-10. Garfield County Fair Building.

Continuing a Utah PGR tradition we will be honoring the Veterans of Garfield County.

 

...Big Rock Candy Mountain...

As you journey to Panguitch for the GOTG, make sure to you jump onto Historic Heritage Highway 89, and visit Big Rock Candy Mountain, in Sevier County, Utah, 5 miles north of Marysvale, UT or about 30 miles south of Richfield in the Sevier Canyon. Harry McClintock first recorded a song entitled "Big Rock Candy Mountain" in 1928. The lyrics describe a traveling hobo who comes down the tracks to find the peace and perfection of the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

According to the song, Big Rock is a place where the handouts grow on bushes, the cops all have wooden legs, and you sleep all day next to a spring of lemonade.

At some point after the song's release, a group of central Utah residents placed a sign at the bottom of a caramel colored group of hills identifying the site as Big Rock Candy Mountain.

Next to one of the local springs, they also placed a placard identifying it as the "Lemonade Spring". The name stuck and the site has become one of the most recognized geological sites in Central Utah. It is world renowned for both its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.

So, where DO those colors come from? From many millions of years of mineralization, caused by a complex chemical process involving hydrogen sulfide, steam, ground water, and oxygen. About 22-35 million years ago, volcanoes in the area erupted, leaving a lot of lava and ash. The volcanic rocks are over 3,000 feet thick. Iron minerals like jarosite, hematite and pyrite cause the yellow, red, and orange colors; potassium rich minerals like alunite and kaolinite cause the white color.

Come have some fun and see the beautiful scenery for yourselves. Come and enjoy the time as the PGR honors the Veterans of the Panguitch area like has been done in Torrey and Bear RiverCity.

And just like in Torrey, this is a highly utilized tourist area. Reserve your accommodations early, things are booking up fast! Remember to check the cancellation policy. It is easier to cancel if you can’t come than it is to try and get a place to stay at the last minute.

More information coming.

If you are looking for hotel accommodations you can follow these links.

Panguitch.com Lodging.

Utah.com Panguitch.

And don't forget to visit the Utah PGR website and GOTG Facebook Page to stay up to date on all the information.

Patriot Guard Riders of Utah Website.

Utah Gathering of the Guard Facebook Page.