Dixie National Forest is Utah's largest national forest, covering almost two million acres in the southwestern part of the state. The forest includes four distinct geographic regions, four wilderness areas, and four ranger district offices.
Dixie National Forest is characterized by extremes. Elevations in the forest range from 2,800 feet in the St. George area to over 11,000 feet at Boulder Mountain. Temperatures vary quite a bit, too. They can run from below zero in the winter to over 100 F in the summer. As you might expect, these extremes go hand-in-hand with a variety of plant life and wildlife.
Dixie National Forest is easy to access from the Orchards at Kolob RV Resort, and many of the forest's most interesting attractions are relatively close to us. We've listed a few of those attractions below.