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“Seeing the wood for the trees” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dixie National Forest

Dixie National Forest
Cedar City, UT
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Cedar City
Type: Canyons, Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Biking
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Owner description: 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.
Chester, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Seeing the wood for the trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A place of diversity, the Dixie National Forest straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River in Southern Utah. Scenery ranges from desert canyon gorges of amber, rose, and sienna, to high mountain forests, plateaus and alpine lakes. A veritable treasure chest of geological features to explore and enjoy. A region characterised by contrast, distinctive, natural, and along highways or trails.

Visited June 2013
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Long Beach, CA
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“A Most Beautiful Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you are on Highway #14 eastward from Cedar City you are headed toward Cedar Breaks National Monument. You will drive through a beautiful winding road next to a river. The forest is White Fir, Aspen and Pine. You can continue on to Red Canyon on Highway #12 and on to Bryce Canyon National Park. Don't miss the chance to see this landscape.

Visited May 2013
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Avon, Ohio
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“Beautiful with Many Recreational Oppo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

While headquartered in Cedar City, Dixie National Forest is very large stretching from nearly the Utah-Nevada state line to Capitol Reef National Park and borders or surrounds Zion, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Red Canyon, the Grand Staircase Escalante, several UT state parks as well as Capitol Reef. If you are travelling to any of these locations, you will undoubtedly travel through the forest. Two of the highlights for us that are readily accessible via scenic UT 12 were Red Canyon on the eastern end of this road and Boulder Mountain on the western end. However, there is much more with many recreational opportunities including hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, climbing, ATV trails…too much to cover in detail here so visit the national forest website or one of the regional visitor centers in Cedar City, Escalante, Panguitch, St. George, or Teasdale.

Visited April 2013
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Fountain, Co
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“Loved this gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stumbled across this national forest and just loved the scenery throughout our drive through it. We came across so many trees and stunning vistas that it's hard to pick just one. Walking and hiking trails are all over the place. A beautiful and serene area, just what you need to relax. We were lucky to have gone in early April before the heat and before the crowds. I'm not sure about the fee as we used our National Park Pass to go to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, both of which are in the Dixie National Park.

Visited April 2013
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Utah
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“Outstanding views, respite from the heat during summer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Went to Pine Valley today and it is such a shocking change from the rocky, desert area that surrounds it. Gorgeous pine trees, gives you a feeling of being in the Colorado rockies instead of southern Utah. Lakes, rivers, fishing, camping, beautiful rock formations like the one pictured, great hiking.

Visited April 2013
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