The communities of Glendale and Orderville are close together and offer a variety of services for the traveler.
"Orderville" was so named because it was established under what was called the United Order in 1870. Created under the direction of Mormon leader Brigham Young, the settlers living within the United Order successfully equally shared their resources for almost 10 years. Orderville is a quiet but inviting town located just north of Mt. Carmel. In addition to hiking, slot canyons, and other natural nearby attractions, tourists can enjoy local shops and services. Also available is the Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum. This museum is dedicated to preserving the unique history of the Mormon Orderville settlers and is located on Box Canyon Road in Orderville. Open from May to September.
"Glendale" was established in 1871 by Mormon pioneers and historically was also part of what was called the United Order. (See Orderville) Access to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is available near the northwest end of Glendale. This community is centrally located between the Grand Staircase, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, making it an ideal place to camp or relax. Visitor may enjoy the local shops, a campground and a lodging establishment.