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Dixie National Forest

Cedar City, UT
+1 800-733-5263
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A two-million acre national forest replete with natural wonders, "The Dixie" has deep canyons, fascinating rock formations, mountains, lakes and towering ponderosa pines. Visitors can hike, fish, camp or simply immerse themselves in the natural beauty.
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Never having driven through this part of Utah before, we were amazed to keep coming upon this forest sign as we drove the highways. Looking at the map, it appears that this forest land is dispersed in between private property and National Parks. It is...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great wilderness area. Tons of trails that are well-marked. Several lakes and good fishing. Milder temperatures than the valley.

Thank oyyveyy
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area. We visited this site on our way to Bryce Canyon National Forest. It had steady trails along the rock formations, clean bathrooms near the visitors center, and made for beautiful photo backgrounds. It is smaller but a lot of scenic area to explore.

Thank Tori R
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great beauty on way to Bryce and Zion. Saw snow at the higher elevations near the alpine lakes. Loved the hoodoos at Red Canyon. Went on short hikes for pictures with no one else around. Went through two man-made tunnels carved in 1925.

1  Thank nycebh
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Beautiful, accessible, awesome hiking trails, great camping, both at campground as well as disperse camping.

Thank LucarBanff
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We drove through this forest after visiting Zion. Given the tourist clogged Zion National Park, this was pleasantly clear of all tourists. Quiet, pretty and peaceful. The volcano crater lake was pretty neat too.

Thank JWaters68
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We were staying in Panguitch and we delighted to see Red Canyon on the way to Bryce. Can't miss if you are driving this route. Take a half hour, see the visitor center and hike one of the short trails. No charge. Lots of picture...More

Thank TimoniumBob
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A short hike from the car park area and you can get upclose to these beautiful natural formations. Best option for photography is early morning or evening .

Thank Suren V
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had no idea that there was such beautiful Alpine-esque country in Utah. Beautiful cedar forrest, lava flows, mountain meadows, and clear lakes...

Thank West-Ky-Travelers
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The roads we drove on in the Dixie National Forest were quite scenic. For that matter, most if not all of Southern Utah is a beautiful and worth a visit.

Thank WireWrapGems2
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shelley r
13 June 2016|
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Response from scorpio6737 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure service dogs are allowed. You can probably check the park website for a definite answer. Some trails at parks allow non-service dogs, some do not. Usually there are signs. :)
15 March 2016|
Response from 5sunny |
Rest of the trip plan LV to Zion Zion to page Page to Bryce Bryce to Lasvegas Hwy 14 - drive going to give different experience can have extra 1-2 hrs on hand if so.