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Dixie National Forest

This large and beautiful national forest welcomes visitors

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If you want to see some giant trees, Dixie National Forest in Utah is the right place. It occupies the area of around 8,000 square kilometres and stretches for over 270 km in the southern part of the state. The forest is located next to Cedar City. It is the largest forest in the state. The elevation varies from 850 metres to over 3 km above sea level.

The park area is divided into four various sections. The high altitude section includes the Markagunt, Paunsaugunt, and Aquarius Plateaus. Here you can also find one of the highest platoes in the whole country—Boulder mountain which features hundreds of small lakes. One of the most spectacular spots can be found at the southern rim of the Great Basin.

The scenery over the Colorado River and its colourful canyons and steep gorges is just fascinating. The forest has lots of climatic extremes, like precipitation levels which range from 250 to 1,000 mm per year. Since winters tend to be cold and snowy, the best time to visit is warm season, from April through October.

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