Everything You Need to Know About Dixie National Forest in Utah

Dixie National Forest in UtahDixie National Forest in Utah is a great place to get outside and bond with your group of family and friends. With some of the best scenery in Southern Utah, it is a prime location for hiking, camping, climbing, fishing and more! Enjoy crisp, fresh air and beautiful surroundings when you make your way to this stunning state park.

Before you grab your hiking boots and camping gear for a trip to Dixie National Forest in Utah, make sure you take a look at our Local Area Guide. It’s full of information about activities in Brian Head, Duck Creek, and Panguitch that your whole family will enjoy! Check it out, and begin planning your ultimate family getaway today!

Fun Things to Do in Dixie National Forest in Utah

Dixie National Forest Camping

Dixie National Forest in Utah has some of the best camping spots in the area. You have a choice on whether to pitch your tent at one of the park’s official campgrounds or to rough it by doing dispersed camping in the backcountry. Many of the campgrounds are located near waterways, which is perfect if you’re a fishing enthusiast. If you prefer dispersed camping, be aware that the experience will be completely primitive, meaning that no amenities are provided. Check out a list of the guidelines for dispersed camping for more information.

If that doesn’t quite sound like your style, you also can rent a cabin on the forest grounds. Cabins are historic guard stations and feature amazing views. Availability is limited, so make sure to reserve yours well in advance.

Dixie National Forest Hiking

Dixie National Forest in Utah is a great place for a family hiking trip. It has hundreds of miles of trails, and amazing scenic views. It also has a great variety of landscapes to enjoy. Take your pick between fertile meadows, juniper forests, lava fields, mountain lakes, and more! You can backpack or take a day hike, as long as you’re committed to the park’s ‘Leave No Trace’ principles. Also, guides are available for those who would rather hike with a professional ranger.

Winter Activities at Dixie National Forest in Utah

When it’s too cold to camp or hike, there are still plenty of fun things to do at Dixie National Forest in Utah. Powdery snow and perfect slopes mean there are great opportunities for skiing and snowboarding. Snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also common winter pastimes. If you’re in the mood for something a little different, try ice fishing on some of the park’s waterways.

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After you spend an amazing day outdoors at Dixie National Forest in Utah, come back to one of our gorgeous vacation homes to rest and refuel! Our properties are the perfect place to settle in, spread out, and continue to bond and relax with your family. Filled with amenities and tastefully decorated, Family Time Vacation Rentals have everything you need to relax after a stimulating day outdoors. Contact us today! We look forward to helping you make memories during your next family getaway!

 

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