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Dixie National Forest

Dixie National Forest: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bryce Canyon: Horseback Ride in the Dixie National Forest

1. Bryce Canyon: Horseback Ride in the Dixie National Forest

Take a gentle horse ride through the Dixie National Forest to the north rim of Bryce Canyon. Enjoy the majestic natural formation of Bryce Amphitheater and admire the stunning landscapes. Discover the incredible Bryce Canyon National Park on horseback on a 1.5-hour riding tour. From beginner to expert, this scenic ride is perfect for all skill levels. Start your horseback riding adventure in the city of Bryce Canyon and follow your expert guide as they lead you through the beautiful Dixie National Forest to the canyon's northern rim. Pass 1,500-year-old bristlecone pine trees, one of the most ancient life forms on Earth. See the impressive formations at Boat Mesa and Sinking Ship Peak and admire incredible views of the famous Bryce Amphitheater. Return to your original starting point at the end of your tour with unforgettable memories.

Bryce Canyon: 3-Hour Horseback Ride in Red Canyon

2. Bryce Canyon: 3-Hour Horseback Ride in Red Canyon

Ride on horseback for 3 hours through the scenic Dixie National Forest and discover two of the most popular canyons in the area. Be awestruck by the unique red cliffs, stunning hoodoo formations, and Ponderosa pines of the Red Canyon. Then, follow your guide on the windy trail to Losee Canyon and marvel at the unique colored rock formations. On your tour, make great western memories you won't forget with your knowledgeable guide. See the same country as Butch Cassidy did as a young outlaw over 100 years ago and pass an old outlaw hideout. Delight in an experience perfect for all skill levels, from beginners to experts.

Bryce Canyon National Park: Scenic Wagon Ride to the Rim

3. Bryce Canyon National Park: Scenic Wagon Ride to the Rim

Arrive at lobby of the tour operator's inn and check-in at the adventure desk. Board the wagon, and sit back and relax as you begin your scenic ride. Along the way, your knowledgeable tour guide will share a lot of stories, facts, and legends of the Old West and its cowboys. Admire the scenery as you head through the Dixie National Forest to the Rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. Be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of the natural scenery. During the summer months, you will see the waterfalls of the famous Tropic Ditch. In the spring and fall month, there are great chances to see the local wildlife. This is a unique family-friendly tour which will be sure to take your breath away.

From Salt Lake City: Private Bryce Canyon National Park Tour

4. From Salt Lake City: Private Bryce Canyon National Park Tour

Depart from your preferred location in the greater Salt Lake City area. A 3.5-hour drive in a luxury SUV will take you to Bryce Canyon National Park. After a picnic lunch, your guide will show you the best of what Bryce Canyon has to offer according to your interests and activity level. Once inside Bryce Canyon National Park you will be surrounded by the tall pine trees of Dixie National Forest. You will never forget your first view of Bryce Canyon because it happens in an instant. In one moment you are among the trees of the forest and then suddenly you are staring down into a forest of stone pillars. During your time in the park you guide will discuss how nature is both creating and destroying the hoodoos. Your guide will also point out evidence of lightning strikes and why they are so prevalent in this area. On the tour you will also see the landmarks of Thor's Hammer, Natural Bridge, Sunset Point, and Bryce Point. An optional hike will follow the Navajo Loop and the Queens Garden trail. On the return trip to Salt Lake City you will stop at your choice of several highly-recommended local restaurants for dinner, and then be transferred back to the Salt Lake City area by 10:00 PM.

Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante Self-Guided Driving Tour

5. Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante Self-Guided Driving Tour

Explore the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on a self-guided tour. Follow the app's directions and learn about the area's history, geology, flora, fauna, and tribal legends. Download the app and start your adventure into the stunning Utah landscape near the Red Canyon Visitor Center, perched high up on the rocky cliffs of Flaming Gorge. Admire the views of the vast Red Canyon, carved by the Green River many eons ago. Next, pass by Bryce Canyon National Park and get a crash course in geology. Then, reach the staircase itself, and get an insight into the ancient Fremont, Puebloans, and the Paiute who once called this land home. Leap back in time another 75 million years and learn why the staircase is so rich in dinosaur fossils. Drive to the next stop at the breathtaking Powell Point vista, where you can see the land unfurl for miles and miles in front of you. Continue into the Escalante Petrified Forest, another geological time machine, before heading to Spooky Gulch, a particularly narrow and winding crevasse that is ideal for hiking. Then, make your way to Upper Calf Creek Falls before following the famous Hogback, a dramatic, winding roadway with stunning views off to both sides. Sail through the tiny town of Boulder to Dixie National Forest. Take in the unique Heritage Overlook and Homestead Overlook. Marvel at the panoramic views of the whole landscape of Dixie Forest and the Grand Staircase. End your tour at Capitol Reef, where you will learn about wildfires.

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What people are saying about Dixie National Forest

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 114 reviews

I had such a great time. I decided to sign up solo and was worried I would be left in the dust. The guides were great at including me and keeping me engaged. The horses were so well taken care of and trained that I had zero concern for my safety or theirs. I would 100% recommend to all.

We had so much fun! They are trying to keep everyone happy. We were late for our activity but they were very understanding and had no problem to work with us and rescheduled the tour for the next one. The ride was super nice and we all loved it. Thank you!

Great activity! We loved it. The setting is beautiful, calm. The welcome and super nice and welcoming management. Thanks Kevin for everything. This allows us to see the Red Canyon away from the main road and the crowds.

My kids really had a good time riding the horses with occasional trotting. The unique experience from horseriding in the forest and by the canyon rim was a highlight of our visit at Bryce Canyon.

It was awesome! I loved it:) the horses were lovely and our wrangler was really nice too!