Dixie National Forest
The Dixie National Forest is the largest national forest in Utah occupies almost two million acres in the south of the state. The forest is divided into five ranger districts: Pine Valley, Cedar City, Powell, Escalante and Teasdale. There are 641mi/1,032km of trails, 26 campgrounds and five picnic sites in the forest.
Cedar City Ranger District
The Cedar City Ranger District is one of five ranger districts in the Dixie National Forest in southwest Utah.
Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area
The 6,750-acre Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area is part of the Cedar City Ranger District of Dixie National Forest in southern Utah. It is adjacent to Cedar Breaks National Monument and ranges in elevation from 8,000 to 10,400 feet. The two main hiking trails are Rattlesnake Trail which is 5 miles long and Potato Hollow Trail which is 2.5 miles long.
Brian Head Peak
Brian Head Peak is a volcanic peak located east of Cedar City in the Dixie National Forest. From the summit at 11,315 feet there are views of much of southern Utah. The town and ski resort of Brian Head are located on the slopes of Brian Head Peak.
The water in Duck Creek comes from nearby Navajo Lake. The creek is located east of Cedar City in the Dixie National Forest. There is a visitor center open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Escalante Ranger District
The Escalante Ranger District is one of five ranger districts in the Dixie National Forest which features two million acres of land in southern Utah.
Box Death Hollow Wilderness
The Box Death Hollow Wilderness is part of the Escalante Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest. The Box and Death Hollow are canyons carved by tributaries of the Escalante River. Mule deer, elk, cougars and bald eagles are some of the wildlife in the area.
Hell's Backbone Road
The Hell's Backbone Road is an unpaved route through the Escalante Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest. Highlights of the route include spectacular views of the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness and the Hell's Backbone Bridge which was built in 1933.
Powell Point is located near Pine Lake in the Escalante Ranger District of Dixie National Forest. From the top it is possible to see into three different states. The 4mi/6.4km mountain bike trail leads to the summit at 10,000ft/3,048m with spectacular views of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Posey Lake is located at 8,200ft/2,500m in the Escalante Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest, west of the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness. There is a campground near the lake.
Pine Valley Ranger District
The Pine Valley Ranger District of Dixie National Forest is administered from St George.
Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness
The Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness has elevations ranging from 6,000ft/1,829m to 10,365ft/3,160m at the top of Signal Peak. There are excellent views of Zion National Park and the surrounding area. Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness covers 50,000 acres of the Dixie National Forest and includes over 150mi/241km of hiking trails.
Pine Valley Equestrian Campground
The Pine Valley Equestrian Campground is an excellent base for horseback riding in the Dixie National Forest. It also features camping and hiking opportunities.
Pine Valley Recreation Area
The Pine Valley Recreation Area near St George has six campgrounds and picnic facilities. There is a 15mi/24km loop hike into the Pine Valley Mountains.
Powell Ranger District
The Powell Ranger District of Dixie National Forest is administered from Panguitch.
Address: 225 East Center, Box 80, Panguitch, UT 84759-0080, United States
One of Butch Cassidy's famous hideouts, Red Canyon is part of the Powell Ranger District of Dixie National Forest. It is smaller and less crowded than Bryce Canyon. The area features camping.
Teasdale Ranger District
The Teasdale Ranger District is one of five ranger districts in the Dixie National Forest and contains Boulder Mountain.
Boulder Mountain is the highest point in the Dixie National Forest. It reaches a peak at 11,322ft/3,451m on the Blue Bell Knoll. Boulder Mountain is part of the Teasdale Ranger District and one of the largest high-elevation plateaus in the country. It features hundreds of small lakes.