This is Utopia!

Where golf, Hollywood and lost maples come together.

Utopia: The town of Utopia is located 23 miles north of Sabinal at the intersection of Highway 187 and FM 1050, along the banks of the lovely, Cypress-lined Sabinal River. Founded by settlers in 1852 and originally called Waresville, this canyon of exceptional scenery was already rich in the history of Spanish explorers and Paleo-Indians. Several historic buildings, a city park, restaurants, and shops including antiques, will be of interest. Visit the Sabinal Canyon Museum in Utopia to view pioneer farm implements and household items, Indian artifacts, geological exhibits, and WWII memorabilia. No trip would be complete without hiking the nearby Lost Maples State Natural Area.  Each fall, Uvalde Bigtooth Maple trees burst into a spectacular blaze of color around the last two weeks of October through the first two weeks of November. Call the Lost Maples fall foliage line, (830) 966-3413, for an update.

UTOPiAfest, a one of a kind overnight music festival in September, has quickly become one of Texas’ most well known music festivals. Click here for more information.

Dine in Utopia at The Laurel Tree & Lost Maples Cafe.

Shop at Main Street Utopia, and Heaven’s Landing.

Explore Lost Maples State Natural Area, Lost Maples Winery, Garner State Park, Utopia Community Park, Hill Country Adventures, Lone Star Motorcycle Museum, Sabinal Canyon Museum, Golf Utopia and more!

Fun Facts:

  • Citizens of the earlier settlement of Waresville renamed their city Utopia after finding “Montana, Texas,” had already been taken
  • Only 3.0 square miles
  • Seven Days in Utopia (2011) was filmed primarily in Utopia as well as at the Boot Ranch golf club just north of Fredericksburg, and featuring Academy Award winner Robert Duvall and Lucas Black
  • Located in Bandera County, 15 miles north of Utopia on Highway 187, the 2,174 acres of rugged canyons, plateaus, grasslands, and clear streams boast the only maple forest in Texas