Dixie National Forest


Looking across Pine Lake into snow-covered hills in Dixie National Forest
Pine Lake, Dixie National Forest
Looking across Barker Reservoirfrom the inlet

The largest single National Forest in Utah, the Dixie covers almost 2 million acres of land, stretching about 170 miles east to west as it straddles the divide between the Colorado River and the Great Basin. Elevations vary from a low of about 2,800' to a high above 10,000'. Annual precipitation varies from 10 to 40 inches and temperatures range from -30°F to more than 100°F. The vegetation varies with altitude and starts in the low with rabbitbush and sagebrush, changing to juniper and pinyon, then to aspen and Ponderosa pine, then bristlecone pine, Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir in the higher mountains.

Hiking trails range from barren slot canyons to high alpine tundra, and everything in between. There's slickrock and single track trails for mountain bikers and the Great Western Trail for ATV's.

Looking west across Kolob Reserpoir
Kolob Reservoir
The group picnic area at Deer Haven Campground
Deer Haven Group Picnic Area

Campgrounds & Recreation Areas

There are 26 campgrounds and 5 picnic areas on Dixie National Forest. In addition, there are several group picnic and group camping sites available, usually by reservation only. Several campgrounds are close to reservoirs and lakes and may offer boating and fishing opportunities. Most campgrounds are located close to trail heads for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking purposes. Some trails and primitive roads are open to motorcycle and ATV use.

Campground or Recreation Area Amenities
Honeycomb Rocks Campground FishingMotorized boatingBoat rampScenic area
Equestrian Campground Horseback Riding IconHikingWildlife
Oak Grove Campground HikingWildlife
Upper Pines Group Campground FishingHiking
Pine Valley Recreation Complex
Day Use Picnic Areas FishingHiking
Blue Springs FishingHikingWildlife
Juniper Park FishingHiking
Pines FishingHikingWildlife
 

Cedar City Ranger District

Campground Name Amenities
Cedar Canyon Campground FishingCamera IconHiking
Deer Haven Campground Camera IconHikingMountain Mountain Biking
Duck Creek Campground FishingHikingMountain Mountain Biking
Navajo Lake Campground FishingMotorized boatingHikingMountain Mountain Biking
Panguitch Lake North Campground FishingMotorized boating
Panguitch Lake South Campground FishingMotorized boating
Spruces Campground FishingMotorized boatingHikingMountain Mountain BikingScenic View Icon
Te-ah Campground FishingWildlifeMountain Mountain BikingScenic View Icon
White Bridge Campground FishingWildlifeScenic View Icon
Yankee Meadows Campground FishingMotorized boatingHikingMountain Mountain Biking
 

Escalante Ranger District

Campground or Recreation Area Amenities
King Creek FishingMotorized boatingBoat rampHiking
King Creek Group Area FishingMotorized boatingBoat rampHikingWildlife
Red Canyon HikingMountain Mountain BikingShowersScenic area
East Fork Dispersed Camping Area
Blue Spruce Campground FishingHiking
Pine Lake Campground FishingHiking
Posy Lake Campground FishingHiking
Barker Recreation Area FishingHiking
 

Trails

Trail No. Trail Name Miles (one way) Allowed Uses
001.1 GWT - Cameron Wash Section 15.8 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
001.2 GWT - Sweetwater Section 9.4 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
001.3 GWT - Horse Creek Section 7.8 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
001.4 GWT - Griffin Top Section 5.6 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
001.5 GWT - Barker Complex Section 4.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
001.6 GWT - North Creek/Pine Creek Section 15.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
001.7 GWT - McGath Section 9.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
001.8 GWT - Bear Creek Section 6.4 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
001.9 GWT - Deer Creek Section 5.3 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
001A Great Western ATV Trail 50.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
002 Antimony Lake ATV Trail 5.162 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
003 Poison Creek ATV Trail 11 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
004 Pacer Lake ATV Trail 5.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
005 Canaan Mountain Trail 7.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
006 Powell Point Trail 0.9 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
007 Burro Canyon Trail 4 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
008 Pine Lake ATV Trail 22 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
009 The Box Trail 7 HikingHorseback Riding
010 Death Hollow 10.2 Hiking
011 Coleman Trail 3.16 HikingHorseback Riding
012 Roundy Trail 1.91 HikingHorseback Riding
014 Pine Lake Trail 0.28 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
015 Deer Creek Trail 2 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
016 Chriss Lake Trail 2.1 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
017 Long Neck Trail 7.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
019 East Boulder Creek Trail 6.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
020 Trail Point Trail 1.8 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
021 Burr Top Trail 5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
022 Boulder Swale ATV Trail 5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
023 Rogers Peak Trail 1.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
024 Jubilee Trail 8.9 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
025 Auger Hole Trail 3.4 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
026 West Fork Trail 3.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
027 Posey Lookout Trail 0.7 HikingMountain Biking
028 Posey Spur Trail 1.2 HikingMountain Biking
029 Barney Griffin Trail 4.62 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
030 Hog Ranch Trail 1.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
031 Beck Hollow Trail 3 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
032 Blue Springs Trail 1.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
033 Island in the Sky Trail 1 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
034 The Gap Trail 2.8 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
035 Dougherty Basin Trail 0.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
036 Round Willow Bottom 0.6 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
037 Griffin Spur 1.87 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
038 Griffin Point Trail 9.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
039 Halls Creek Trail 3.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
040 White Creek Trail 1.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
042 Joe Lay Trail 1.3 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
043 Flat Lake Trail 1.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
044 Jubburr Spur 0.75 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
045 Blue Lake 0.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
046 Grass Lake ATV Trail 10.7 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
047 Birch Creek ATV Trail 3.1 HikingMountain BikingHorseback RidingOHV-ATV Riding
048 Deer Creek Lake Trail 0.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
049 Water Canyon Trail 3.5 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
050 Henderson Canyon Trail 4.8 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding
051 Under the Point Trail 4.02 HikingMountain BikingHorseback Riding