Dixie National Forest Guide

Dixie National Forest is a land of thrilling contrasts situated in the heart of Southern Utah's most breathtaking places. Choose your own adventure — hike past fiery red-rock hoodoos, enjoy the cool breezes in evergreen forests, and explore stands of aspen that turn neon yellow every fall. If you have more time, head to the towering limestone canyons and check out the ancient bristlecone pines in the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness or paddle across Panguitch Lake. Snow blankets the upper elevations in the winter, bringing a chance to ski or snowmobile. Coming for a longer vacation? Visit the three national parks and two national monuments that sit on the edges of the forest for year-round adventure and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Where to Camp

Camping in Dixie National Forest

With so many spectacular landscapes to experience in Dixie National Forest, RV camping is one of the best ways to visit. That way, you can sleep comfortably and wake up just steps from your next adventure. For an easy, hassle-free trip, consider an RV rental. With RVshare, you can choose a model from an owner near the forest to cut down on driving time and maximize fun.

Shape Hiking Trails

Dixie National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Dixie National Forest

The Dixie National Forest trail network is the best place to see the plants, animals, and landscapes of southern Utah. The bristlecone pine is of particular interest to nature lovers; check it out on the Twisted Forest or Bristlecone Pine Trails. For some of the best nature views, explore the area around Honeycomb Rocks, Pine Valley Reservoir, and Death Hollow. Wildlife abounds in the forest — watch for cougar and bobcat tracks as you hike and keep your binoculars handy to spot the elusive golden eagles and blue grouse. If you're interested in geocaching, you'll find interesting sites near Bowers cave, Signal Peak, and Brian Head. 

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How to get to Dixie National Forest

Address: 1789 N Wedgewood Lane, Cedar City, UT 84721

Fee: Entry fee $0

Whether you're looking for alpine lakes, sun-drenched red rocks, or cool pine forests, Dixie National Forest has you covered. A camping trip to this southern Utah gem brings adventure and relaxation in equal measure. To amp up the fun, bring an RV for the perfect camping trip any time of year.