Natural beauty abounds in Southern Utah with towering red rock spires and deep-cut canyons. Most people who visit the region are looking to explore the great outdoors, whether they plan to hike, bike, or ski through the majestic mountains. If you’re planning a trip to the area, you should add hiking in Dixie National Forest to your list of must-do activities.
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The Best Trails for Hiking in Dixie National Forest
Cascade Falls in Dixie National Forest
Begin this hike at the Cascade Falls Trailhead located near Grand Lake. Then, follow the 0.8-mile route atop the Markagunt Plateau. This hike is perfect for families with children because it’s a quick, easy loop with beautiful scenery along the way. You’ll witness an unparalleled view of nearby Zion National Park and the Virgin River. The cascades themselves begin at Navajo Lake before flowing through an underground lava tube and eventually creating this gorgeous sight.
Bristlecone Pine Trail
The surrounding scenery on the Bristlecone Pine Trail is entirely different from that of the trails in Bryce Canyon National Park. Here, you won’t find the same dusty, red rock formations. Instead, the trail is lined with towering, green pines, spruces, and aspens. Marvel at these magnificent trees, some thousands of years old, as you make your way to the lookout point. From this observation deck, you can more closely examine the trees and catch glimpses of Zion National Park.
Aspen Mirror Trails
Hiking in Dixie National Forest would not be complete with a trek through the Aspen Mirror Trail. Travelers staying in Duck Creek Village will love how close this path is to the town. Offering another unique landscape, the Aspen Mirror Trail passes by a beautiful mountain lake surrounded by aspens. This short, half-mile trail is relatively flat, making it another great option for people hiking with kids.
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