Tag Archive: Dixie National Forest

Oh, There’s a Trail Here. Or, How I Found the Sidney Peaks Trail.

The Sidney Peaks Trail was something I stumbled across in my quest to hike in the mountains. I had been itching to explore the high mountain meadows around Brian Head Peak for the… Continue reading

Navajo Lake Loop Trail

The Navajo Lake Loop Trail is a 9 mile circumnavigation of the 3.5 mile long shallow lake, formed when ancient lava flows dammed runoff in the narrow valley. I should be more specific… Continue reading

A Day Trip to the Fishlake Mountains

In my quest to spend as much time in the mountains as possible before snow closed the roads, I suggested to Tom that we scout out the Fishlake National Forest to the north.… Continue reading

A Bit and a Piece: Upper Blowhard Trail Via Potato Hollow

I have a tradition of getting lost on trails. My friend Terry also seems to be prone to this. So even though our destination was a place that Terry was familiar with, we… Continue reading

Brian Head Peak and the Vermillion Castle Trail

Our visit to Brian Head Peak and the hike of the Vermillion Castle Trail were both done the same day as the Bristlecone Pine Trail and the visit to Cedar Breaks, but with… Continue reading

A Tour of the Cedar Mountains: Cedar Breaks National Monument and the Bristlecone Pine Trail

As I mentioned in my post about driving through the Rockies, big mountains make my heart sing. Now that we were back in Utah, I was ridiculously eager to go explore the local… Continue reading

Loving Autumn in the Utah Mountains: A Preview

Since I arrived back in Utah three weeks ago I’ve been inspired by the coming of – and now the arrival of – autumn in the mountains. On my walks in the morning… Continue reading

Lions Head and Duncan Springs Trails, Dixie National Forest

On recommendation from a friend we took the short drive out to see a collection of pictographs at the Lion’s Head in Dixie National Forest and while we were there, found a trail… Continue reading

Yant Flat, Dixie National Forest. And Llamas.

I had been amazed the previous day in Zion National Park, but the hike to Yant Flat was beyond fantastic, instantly becoming one of my favorite places ever. The trail begins about ten… Continue reading

The Mountains of Dixie National Forest and An Impromptu Afternoon Canyon Hike

In March Tom and I took a drive up into the mountains of Dixie National Forest so he could show me the mountains and point out a few of the hikes we’d be… Continue reading