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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 19 July 2017

We came across the Red Canyon area of Dixie National Forest as we drove toward Bryce Canyon National Park in early May. It is right on the road to Bryce and very well worth a stop. The same sort of visually striking stone "hoodoo" formations...More

Thank ARA49
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This forest goes on and on. It is so beautiful. We walked our dog in the section near Ruby's in Bryce Canyon City. We drove through it on Hwy 143 and 148. So beautiful. We came upon a lava field. We hiked in the forest...More

Thank DNR4ever
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The area is huge do make sure that you have a good amount of time to take in what the area has to offer. Been camping up here for 10 days already and we love it!

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 13 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 25 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 21 June 2017

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

Thank LucarBanff
Reviewed 20 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 17 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
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shelley r
12 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.