East Zion Cabins
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Dixie National Forest
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The Ultimate Southwest Vacation includes Dixie National Forest!
Experience the Spectacular Canyon Country Tour
Stay in Mt. Carmel Jct., the heart of the parks, and visit
the treasures of the Southwest.
Mileage: Mt. Carmel Jct.
Plan your Dixie National
Cedar Breaks 45 miles
Dixie Forest 22 miles
Zion National Park 12 miles
Bryce Canyon 60 miles
Grand Staircase 9 miles
Red Canyon 47 miles
Sand Dunes 11 miles
North Rim 85 miles
Toroweap 90 miles
South Canyon 75 miles
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In these pages you will find insiders information on Dixie
National Forest. This detailed guide includes road maps, park maps, pictures,
trail beta, backpacking, history, fees, geology, flora, fauna, campgrounds and
things for kids to do.
Making summer memories in the Utah national parks and Utah
National Forest Road
Dixie National Forest
Directions to Dixie National Forest
From Salt lake City: Take I-15 south, exit at
Parowan. Take U-143 south
to Dixie National Forest.
From Las Vegas: Take I-15 north to Cedar City. Take U-14 to Dixie National Forest.
From Mount Carmel Junction: Take US-89 north to U-14 and into Dixie National
From Arizona: Take US-89 north thru Mount Carmel Junction to U-14 and turn west
to Dixie National Forest.
U-14 is also called the Markaguant High Plateau Scenic
A drive over Cedar Mountain any time of the year is gorgeous,
but in October it is simply breathtaking to see the rows and rows of aspens in
Fishing on Cedar Mountain
Almost directly across the highway from Navajo Lake is Duck Creek with a fishing pond and stream where there is almost always someone sitting on the bank with a fishing pole in hand. Navajo Lake and Duck Creek offer pretty views and great trout fishing, hiking and camping. Navajo lake drains into Cascade falls. That water eventually drains into the Pacific Ocean. The second drainage area is the famous Virgin River that carved Zion Canyon.
Zion Overlook is a view point located at 10,000 feet looking far down upon Zion Kolob Terrace. The Kolob is the main backcountry section of Zion.
Strawberry Point is a little-known area of Highway 14. The turn-off is located about 5 miles after turning onto Highway 14 from Highway 89. This 9 mile dirt road leads to a view of Zion National Park. This is a popular bicycle trail.
Cedar Mountain - Utah Highway 14
Along the Markagunt Plateau, Highway 14 makes a trail through aspens,
evergreens and ancient lava rock. Fall arrives early at this high elevation,
chasing the green from the aspens in October. In Dixie National Forest, the sight
seems endless with beauty as autumn leaves stretch as far as the eye can see.
Mileage from Cedar City to attractions along U-14, along Cedar Mountain to it's terminus at US-89 and on to Mt. Carmel Junction and Zion National Park.
From the mileage sign on U-14 seen as you leave Cedar City:
Cedar Breaks 21 miles
Navajo Lake 26 miles
Duck Creek 29 miles
Bryce Canyon 76 miles
Cedar Canyon Campground 11 miles
Webster Flat 14.4 miles
Zion Overlook 16.3 miles
Bristlecone Pine Trailhead 17 miles
Junction of U-14 and U-148 17.8 miles
Deer Valley 22.9 miles
Kane County - Iron County line 23 miles
Navajo Lake Overlook 24 miles
Road to Navajo Lake and North Fork 25.2 miles
Road to Visitor Center - Cascade Falls 28.8 miles
Singing Pines Trailhead 29 miles
Duck Creek Campground 29 miles
Duck Creek - Duck Pond 29.5 miles
Duck Creek Village - 31 miles
Road to Aspen Mirror Lake - 31.5 miles
Restaurant - Cedar Mountain Village 32 miles
Road to Mammoth Creek 32 miles
Road to Uninta Flat 33.5 miles
Road to Strawberry Point 33.5 miles
Road to Strawberry Ridge 34 miles
Road to Swains Creek 35.5 miles
Road to Harris Flat
Road to Stout Canyon 37.8 miles
Leaving Dixie National Forest - 39 miles
Long Valley Jct. (Jct. of U-14 and US-89) 41 miles
Orderville 59 miles
Mt. Carmel Jct. (Jct. of US-89 and SR-9) 64 miles
Zion National Park - Up SR-9 12 miles
Webster Flat in Dixie National Forest
Along Hwy 14 towards Cedar City is the turnoff to Webster's Flat. There is
a campground here and groves of aspen.
The Markagunt Plateau is one of the largest and highest plateaus in Southern
Utah. Markagunt is an Indian word meaning "highland of trees," which
well describes this area.
Turn-off to Highway 148 and Cedar Breaks
Travel Highway 14 and take the turn-off to Scenic Byway 148 to Cedar
Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks is spectacular and a must see when in
Southern Utah! Check for road closure in the winter.
Dixie National Forest, Utah's largest national forest, stretches over two
million acres of land. The elevation in this forest spans from 3,300' in
Dixie's desert to over 11,000' on Cedar Mountain. From the highest point
in Dixie National Forest, along Highway 14, the majestic Navajo Lake can be
viewed. Cedar Mountain Map
Navajo Lake & Cascade Falls
Turn off Highway 14 onto Navajo Lake Road (Forest Service Road 053)
to Navajo Lake. A half mile down, the road will fork to the Cascade Falls trailhead
and the Navajo Loop Trail. Cascade Falls are the head waters of the North Fork
of the Virgin River that runs through Zion National Park. The Cascade Falls hike
is a short one mile, round trip, along a picturesque scene of towering alpine
trees and beautiful mountains. The trail is an easy hike with little elevation