Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in Dixie National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Breathe taking views! The hike is relatively plain until you come to the overlook. No question, terrific hike.

Unbelievable cactus flower displays, everywhere along the trail. Beautiful red rock canyon scenery at the end. Explore cautiously and keep an eye out for cairns. Enjoy.

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1 month ago

Basic Desert view until you get to the end. Then you get the awesome view.

Easy hike with Awesome views!

Great views!!!!

hiking
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Paul's review below describes the Red Reef trail, not the Red Reef East trail. The Red Reef East trail is an easy out and back and has some very pretty vistas. Family friendly. Be sure and hike the Red Reef Trail as well.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Short hike with great views of the Red Cliffs. If you take a right at the "Tipple" sign, it goes all the way down to the creek and you can cross it linking you to the White Reef trailhead. Follow me on instagram @erichslaughter Cheers!

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

This is such a fun hike. A short jaunt up the hill you'll make it to the first pools which you can cliff jump at, it's pretty deep so you should be fine. The next pools are pretty fun to cliff jump at as well and the water is clearer which is nice. There's a fallen apart rope that will help you get to the next level, but the foot holes in the rock make it pretty easy. After going a little more you'll be forced to either walk up the stream or take off up the red rocks. I prefer going up the stream because it keeps you cool and its super fun climbing up tiny stream waterfalls to get to the next levels. If you hike up it's a bit more difficult and is kinda sketchy, but still provides some pretty spectacular views of the slots. If you plan to go up the stream be sure to bring some good water shoes that will allow you to swim and go to dry land easily - you'll have to do that a lot.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Did as a mountain bike trip in mid-june. While some guides recommend starting at the lookout, we saved 3 miles and parked just off the highway on the road to Bown's Reservoir. Fun downhill for quite some time with great views of the Park and Henry Mountains. We took the road and passed a biker later who had taken the ATV track. He said it was really bumpy (glad we didn't choose it). At some point you will see a sign saying Tantalus 5, take this left. As you lose elevation and get closer to the park, the road gets a lot more sandy patches. Great views all of the time. After crossing Tantalus Creek you will climb until you get into the park. Just after crossing into park there is a downhill section that can be pretty technical. I rode it but my wife walked her bike. Most of the ride is easy on the technical except for this part. Riding out South Draw to Pleasant Creek is really fun and flowy. We made it onto the scenic drive where our ride found us and saved the last 8 miles to Fruita. Was 101 degrees in the park, whew! A breeze kept it pretty cool for most of the trip.

hiking
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A fun, beautiful trail with some amazing scenery at the end. I only give it three stars because the first section of the trail to the pass is largely forgettable.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Phenomenal! I couldn't believe the diverse geology and the massive pine trees hiding on the upper stretch. After hiking most of the entire state this will be on my top 10 favorites.

off road driving
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Tantalus Flats is reached from Hwy 12 on FR 186 to Lower Browns Reservoir, then FR 168. Nothing was that bad when I traveled it in 2009. We continued on into Capitol Reef NP. There was a fairly tough spot just inside the park. You go over a ridge, and the road goes right beside a deep washout until you get off the ridge. Several miles farther on, you cross Pleasant Creek, and you are on the Scenic Drive back to Fruita.

hiking
Thursday, August 01, 2013

If you want a calf burning trail this is a must! The trail is up, up, and up. A very strenuous hike all the way to the top. It starts in the junipers and sagebrush and gradually works up to the pinion pines. Once you reach the halfway mark the trail get interesting, large Ponderosa pines emerge and things get greener. This mountain was heavily logged in the 1800's and early 1900's so seeing these majestic trees is a real treat. Winding up through the large granite the trail tops out again a beautiful meadow lined with Aspen trees. Continuing further up the granite become larger and little seeps of springs are coming through. Out on the rim before the final ascent you can look for miles and miles. Beautiful variety of plants and trees are abundant. The wild Cliffrose is one of Pine Valleys treasures. It takes quite some time to reach the top but well worth the hike. Not for a first time hiker or young ones. The descent down is knee pounding.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

I absolutely loved this trail! It has been one of the best hikes I have done in a long time. It had beautiful views of meadows, aspens, pines, and distant hills. This hike had quite a bit of an incline so I felt like this one kept me feeling nice and active. Had a bench under a huge tree that is enjoyable to just sit at and take in all the greatness. The trail is a loop, but you kind of have to search for the other end of the loop. After finding it I could tell it was definitely the road less traveled which made it quite beautiful. However after taking the full loop, the trail ended in a different area than where I started at, and I managed to navigate my way through on the trails but ended up getting lost in the campsite looking for where I parked. So just keep that in mind if you find and take the full loop.

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