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“Plenty to see and do”

Dixie National Forest
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Cedar City
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Owner description: A two-million acre national forest replete with natural wonders, "The Dixie" has deep canyons, fascinating rock formations, mountains, lakes and towering ponderosa pines. Visitors can hike, fish, camp or simply immerse themselves in the natural beauty.
Cedar City, Utah
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127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Plenty to see and do”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Great place to explore. Has almost every climate imaginable haha

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Stansbury Park, Utah
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great hiking”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Short drive up the canyon for great hiking trials. Stop on your way back for lunch or dinner at Rusty's steak house.

Visited July 2011
1 Thank Kathy P
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Mount Carmel, Utah
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51 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“Dixie National Forest”
Reviewed 23 December 2011

This is an enormous area, but the picture shows Red Canyon, an area of Dixie National Forest, found along Highway 12, not too far from Bryce Canyon National Park.

1 Thank Tanya M
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Jackson, New Jersey
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80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Worth a Stop”
Reviewed 18 October 2011

As the other reviews said, this place is like a preview of Bryce Canyon only more accessible for those of us "non-fit" would be hikers. The visitor center is a good place to start and the rangers were very helpful. I wish I had alotted more time to stop here and explore.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank sunnyday1k
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New York City, New York
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18 attraction reviews
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“Little Bryce”
Reviewed 11 September 2010

Within Dixie National Forest, a stone's throw away from Bryce Canyon, lies Red Canyon - a stop which should not be missed by anyone traveling between Bryce and Zion National Park.

Forewarned that Red Canyon is a perfect preview to Bryce, my cousin and I made a pit stop at Red Canyon after leaving Zion, using it as a leg stretcher before moving on, checking in, and tackling the Navajo-Queen's Garden loop before evening.

The extremely helpful ranger at the Visitor's Center recommended the Pink Ledges trail and handed us a self-guided tour pamphlet (for which a nominal fee is requested if you don't return it), and soon enough we were within a wonderland of hoodoos of different shapes, stopping to refer to the guide at numbered markers. The beauty of it is that this is a ridiculously easy trail with extremely close views of the formations, and my best pictures of hoodoos were actually taken on Pink Ledges rather than at Bryce! Not to say that it is a substitute for Bryce, which is undeniably more awe inspiring, but it's an ideal introduction (or epilogue depending on your travel direction) to hoodoo territory.

I particularly recommend Red Canyon to those who don't think they can handle Bryce's Peekaboo and Fairyland trails, the best in the park for views of hoodoos, which are ranked as strenuous. You don't have to miss that hoodoo formation money shot.

5 Thank bardgirl1
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